The structure and format of academic papers are the most important things students need to understand before beginning the writing process. Proper structuring and formatting helps to give students extra marks. Use of appropriate structure may sometimes cover for your low quality dissertation. You never know what mood your professor will be in the day he gets your dissertation paper.
Here are the key things you need to know about a dissertation after understanding its meaning.
- Dissertation structure
- Dissertation chapters and parts
When writing your dissertation, there are specific sections you must include in your paper. Omission of one section might give you a less grade than you expected. Students who have acquired the dissertation writing skills but fail to pay attention to structure fail terribly. Therefore before you make any submissions, check that your dissertation has the following sections:
- Dissertation title page
- Author’s declaration
- List of figures
- List of tables
Dissertation title page
A dissertation title page is very different from other academic papers title page. Your title page should contain dissertation topic, name of the university, the faculty you are under, date, year and your name.
Example of a dissertation title page
A qualitative study of equality in long-term marriages
Dissertation submitted to the faculty of Chicago institute and state university in fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of
Doctor of philosophy in
Connor Mathews, Professor
An abstract is a summary of the contents of your dissertation. It should not exceed 350words. Be clear and concise.
Give credit to all the external support you received from your professors, committee team and other people who made important contributions
Table of contents
List in order all components of your dissertation paper. Include all the headings, subheadings and corresponding page numbers.
List of chapters that contain in a dissertation include:
- Introduction chapter
- Chapter of literature review
- Methodology chapter
- Results chapter
- Analysis chapter
- Discussion chapter
- Conclusion chapter
Dissertation introduction chapter
Like any other academic paper, your dissertation introduction should capture your audience. Begin with a bang and provide all the brief information you would like your readers to have before getting into detailed contents.
Chapter of literature review
Your literature review will contain all the necessary information you need to write your dissertation paper. Look for information that relates to your subject matter .Review existing literatures and see if they can be of help to your dissertation.
In clued all the methods you used in your dissertation paper. Go ahead to state reasons why you picked on specific methods and how effective they were.
Here, present results of your findings by using statement method or use charts, tables and graphs.
This chapter contains all your finding interpretations. Interpret your raw data into proper explanations that your audience can understand.
Tell your audience the purpose of your research and its significance. Explain whether the research has served its purpose and answered the questions or not.
When writing conclusion chapters refer to your objectives stated at the beginning of your dissertation paper. Give a summary of points discussed and finish with a recommendation. Once more remember to write a strong conclusion.
Once you have completed your dissertation, finish with the binding. Binding makes it look neat, organized and perhaps a paper that is written by advanced students. If you do not have time to bind your dissertation, seek online binding services.