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Section 2.9.3

Format of the Thesis

In form, the thesis is a lengthy experimental, design, or theoretical report, with a problem-method-results-discussion structure. This recurrenthypothetico-deductive pattern of developing a thesis to solve a problem and then constructing amethodology and testing for results is common in research writing. When you begin to write the firstdraft of your thesis, try to salvage useful material for problem statements, methodologies,and bibliographies from your thesisproposal. Make use of your laboratory notebook for detailedaccounts of your procedures.

Front Matter

The front matter frames the thesis work. It includes these elements:


In the thesis body, you provide the introduction, narrative, and analysis of your work. The bodyincludes these elements:

End Matter

The end matter is mainly referential material too detailed to fit wellin the main narrative of work done. It includes these elements:

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