dissertation executive summaryDo you hear about a dissertation executive summary for the first time? Do you have to make one but have no clue what it is about? Then let us explain you something about executive summaries for dissertations.
 
Probably, you will be surprised, but a dissertation executive summary means the same as dissertation abstracts. And a dissertation abstract is just a brief summary of your project.
 
No matter how this part of a dissertation is called, we are going to provide you with necessary details so that you could complete it successfully.
 
The gist of a dissertation executive summary
 
You have two important missions when making a dissertation executive summary:

  1. Briefly describe your project and its most important points;
  2. Attract the reader and make him/her read your dissertation.

How long should a dissertation executive summary be?
 
It should be very brief and specific. As a rule, executive summaries do not exceed a 250-300 word limit.
 
When a dissertation executive summary should be written?
 
Better make it after the rest of your project is finished. Thus, you can be sure that none of the significant points will be missed in your dissertation executive summary.
 
What particular points should be included into a dissertation executive summary?
 
Make sure you include the following important points into your summary:

  • an introduction of your area of study and your topic;
  • a statement of the main argument of your project;
  • a few words about methodology and approaches used for researching and analyzing the topic.


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dissertation appendixSure, a thesis or dissertation appendix is not the most significant chapter of your project. However, it does not mean that you should take its organization lightly. After all, an appendix in a thesis or dissertation (if you include it) will contain important information that serves as additional explanations. Besides, such serious paper as a thesis or dissertation does not have some chapters that can be considered insignificant.
 
So, if you have some difficulties with your dissertation appendix, we are ready to help you.
 
General rules for organizing a dissertation appendix

  • If you include a dissertation appendix, it should be placed before the Bibliography;
  • You have to start each appendix on a new page;
  • Dissertation appendices are usually numbered 1, 2, 3 or A, B, C;
  • Dissertation appendices should be mentioned in the Table of Contents.

Information to be included into your dissertation appendix
 
This part of your project includes so-called visual aids and some additional information that helps to get your work better.
 
Things that are referred to as visual aids and that should appear in a dissertation appendix are diagrams, graphs, tables, maps, some pictures and calculations, etc.
 
Other information that can be important to understand your project:

  • Questionnaires, although the results should be presented in the body of your thesis/dissertation;
  • Descriptions of some tools and equipment used to obtain necessary results;
  • Raw data appears in appendices, while analyzed and summarized data is presented in the body of your paper.


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dissertation abstractIf you want to know about the secrets of writing thrilling dissertation abstracts, then information presented in this article is what you need!
 
To start your work on writing dissertation abstracts, you should know and understand the essence of such kind of work.
 
Dissertation abstracts are short, but rather descriptive summaries of certain dissertation papers prepared by students.
Before students start writing dissertations, they need to present worthwhile dissertation abstracts to be approved by their tutors and the committee. Usually, dissertation abstracts are prepared on separate sheets of paper and give a brief presentation of a work.
 
A dissertation abstract presents the whole work condensed to one informative paragraph. Surely, if a student finds one paragraph not enough to explain the purposes of his/her work, the size of dissertation abstracts may be changed. This should naturally be discussed with your tutor.
 
Many students think that dissertation abstracts and dissertation proposals is one and the same thing! Do not make such a mistake! Writing a dissertation proposal will take more time than dissertation abstract writing, and it has quite different functions.
 
Dissertation abstracts should include three main issues:

  • Main problems under consideration;
  • Methods you intend to use to disclose a topic;
  • Expected results of research.

Make sure you point out all of them. Omitting any of these three issues in a dissertation abstract may cause some unpleasant results.
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