thesis definition

thesis definition

Thesis definition
An example of thesis is a research paper on why the United States should legalize marijuana.
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Your thesis proposal will likely include terms that are not widely known outside of your discipline. These terms include particular theoretical constructs, formulas, operational definitions that differ from colloquial definitions, schools of thought and discipline-specific acronyms. This part of your proposal offers the reader a list of definitions of these terms.

  • How you define such terms could considerably affect how the reader understands your thesis
  • Be sure you use these terms in a consistent fashion throughout your proposal and thesis

As there are many definitions in the documents, how can I organize them in a way that (ordered in level of importance for me) :
I am writing my master thesis and I would like to define each new term with a sentence starting with keyword Definition followed by a counter and corresponding meaning of the term. for instance:

What does the word ‘debate’ imply? A discussion involving different points of view or sets of ideas. A dissertation will therefore not only examine a subject but will review different points of view about that subject.
Here’s another definition that underlines some more important characteristics of a dissertation: “a substantial paper that is typically based on original research and that gives evidence of the candidate’s mastery both of her own subject and of scholarly method.”

Refences:

http://thesis.extension.harvard.edu/definition-terms
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/326625/how-organize-definitions-in-a-thesis-document
http://www.rlf.org.uk/resources/what-is-a-dissertation-how-is-it-different-from-an-essay/
http://oatd.org/