Learn more about each section in the following.
Writing a thesis requires that you follow certain academic conventions.
There is no clear definition of exactly what constitutes a thesis and how the elements are structured. Different fields follow different conventions and traditions as do individual supervisors. However, there is a certain agreement that a thesis contains distinct sections, each serving separate functions. The most common sections and their sequence are outlined below:
Look at the table showing the main stages of a thesis. Each stage has a function. Note that this is a generalized structure and your thesis may combine some stages e.g. Results and Discussion. It also contains suggested proportions for each stage.
- Typical thesis/project stages
- Explanation of the role of the stages
- The typical structure
- The thesis stages and the flow of argument