To obtain a scientific title, you have to invest a lot of effort and effort, most of which goes to writing a dissertation. In our world of workflow, where the appearance of each page is governed by strict standards, applicants for a degree can have many questions about compiling a scientific paper. If you can rely on your experience and competence when writing the informational part of an abstract, then sometimes technical difficulties arise in technical design. At first glance, typographic nuances can be delayed to the very end. However, with such a frivolous approach, encountering unforeseen difficulties becomes inevitable. The defense of a dissertation plays an important role for scientific growth, therefore, one should take a responsible approach to its writing.
How is a dissertation drawn up?
Sections of the dissertation should go in a strictly regulated manner, so as not to receive a waiver from the certification committee. The first paragraph of the scientific work is the title page, which indicates basic information about the applicant, institution and the dissertation itself. A sample title page does not need to be searched for on its own, as the rules for its design are provided for by the standard. It also contains instructions on the preparation of the next section – the table of contents of the dissertation.
The main part of the dissertation is its text, which fully reflects the author’s research. Those who write the Ph.D. need to keep within 120-150 pages, but the doctoral dissertation is much larger and reaches 300 pages. When writing this amount of information, it is inevitable that the scientific work is divided into sections, chapters and paragraphs. It is worth recalling that the page with the table of contents should contain all the subheadings, even small and insignificant ones.
Since when writing a dissertation, it is inevitable to use information from scientific works, publications, reference books and other printed publications, links to all sources are made out as a separate section. Then follow the annexes – it already contains specific graphic materials and documentation that cannot be inserted directly into the dissertation text.
Regarding how the dissertation and the abstract should look, the 2014 standard contains a number of clear requirements. With a careful review of the rules for the design of the original work, compiling an abstract will no longer seem such a cumbersome task. But this should be given due attention: most scholars read the abstract in order to familiarize themselves with your scientific work, where the contents of the dissertation are presented in a concise form.
There is a misconception that an abstract is much easier to compile – it is supposedly simple enough to single out the most important from the chapters of the dissertation and compose separate material from these parts. But in fact, an abstract is a full-fledged work, no less important in importance. Its structure should be as follows:
- Cover (carries the same function as the cover page).
- General characteristics (introductory section, where the content of the dissertation is briefly presented).
- Statement of scientific work.
- List of publications by the author on the topic of the study.
The text of the abstract, as well as the dissertation, is drawn up according to the current standard. Having completed work on the material, the compiler assumes copyright responsibility and puts a signature on the title page.