Often there is a lot of confusion in thesis definition. Somebody says it’s a huge research made by a student and someone else states it is a short summering sentence. So first off, to find out what thesis is, let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s on this subject.

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So thesis is a huge research paper consisted of approximately 20,000 words usually written by a student to get a master’s or PhD degree.

A thesis statement is a sentence (or maximum two) which defines the argument presented in the composition. Usually it’s written at the end of the first paragraph of the paper.

Now you see the difference between these definitions and we can talk about a thesis itself. First let’s get acquainted with the structure of a thesis:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Table of contents
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Title page is a page where you state the title of your thesis, a name of the author and name of the mentor, your institution and delivery date.

Abstract part contains statements about your thesis subject currency.

You enumerate all of your thesis chapters with pointing out their page numbers in the table of contents.

List of figures shows the page number of figures in your paper.

List of tables shows the page number of tables in your paper.

Introduction should consist of some catchy facts which will make a reader to read your thesis writing till the end. Usually introduction part is written after finishing a body part of your paper for you to know exactly which facts to make a reader interested you could place in your introduction.

Methodology part includes description of all the experiments, procedures, techniques, instruments etc. It’s a data which makes your thesis trustworthy.

To sum up your observations you have to use results part. Here you can place statistics data, diagrams, tables etc.

Discussion is a brief essay that contains a summery of the particularly imortant results.

In the conclusion you have to divulge the most important statements which you want a reader to remember most of all.

Recommendations part includes your own advices to solve this or that problem on your subject in a best way.

Of course during writing your thesis there were people who helped you. So to express your gratitude to them you have to enumerate their names in the list of acknowledgments part.

And the final point is references where you list all the information resources for your thesis.