Writing a thesis dissertation requires a long time and painstaking research process, this makes the students quite spooky and bewildered as they don’t know how to come up with a good dissertation. People who doesn't know much about thesis dissertation thinks that it is somehow related to the typical introduction, body and conclusion. If you also think like that than I must tell you that a dissertation is something more than that. Let us discuss now in detail what is the basic structure of writing a thesis.
Abstract of a thesis:
Generally, abstract in thesis and dissertation is not counted in the formal word count and it should not be more than 300 to 400 words. Abstract in a thesis dissertation is basically a short summary of what should a reader expect in the coming paragraphs. Some part of the abstract should give the glimpse of the dissertation while the rest should suggest some recommendations.
Introduction in a thesis:
An introduction in a thesis dissertation is usually no more than 10 percent of the dissertation. The beginning of the thesis dissertation will underline the areas which will be covered in the coming thesis while the rest of the intro would be highlighting the goals of the dissertation.
Literature review in a thesis:
Mind it, literature review is not a review of a any book, it usually comprises of the 20 percent of the dissertation. Keep in mind to highlight at least ten references and two and three theories in your literature review. Also mention the research questions in your review.
Methodology in a thesis:
This comprises of the 20% of the thesis and dissertation, for this, you have to go back and consult the literature review to note the research questions and decide your methodology according to those questions.
Discussion in a thesis:
Constituting thirty percent of your dissertation, the discussion chapter would be divided in to two sub-categories that is; analysis of the research work and final discussion.
Conclusion in a thesis:
The conclusion chapter would also be divided into two parts, that is; the conclusion and the recommendations for future research.
References in a thesis:
Here, you will be documenting all the resources your have used in the thesis dissertation, this would not make your dissertation fall under the category of plagiarism.