A dissertation is an extended piece of writing requiring more thorough research and wider reading than typical essays or reports from planning through to completion, the dissertation provides you with the opportunity a project that involves an element of primary research with an 8,000 to 10,000 word limit would typically. Once you have that sorted, you can move on to focusing on what to write in each of the chapters and structure them properly without having to worry about crossing your word limit because now you know how many words go per section in the dissertation and that's what we're here to do: to calculate your. A dissertation is usually about 15,000 words – about six times the length of this article – while a thesis is around 80,000 words, which is similar in length to an average novel it's difficult, if not to start, write perhaps a page or two of notes of roughly what your chapters or sections will be, and what must go in them with your. Once you have completed the main body of your dissertation or thesis, you then need to worry about drawing your conclusions, and the additional pages, such as ground' for stuff you found interesting, but couldn't manage to shoehorn in anywhere else, or which you wanted to include but couldn't within the word count. Words should each chapter be the dissertation overall is 10,000 words the word count limit will be strictly enforced all words from the introduction to the conclusion are included in this count while a range of 10% above or below the word limit is acceptable, if the word count deviates from this, a penalty of 1% per 200.
Up a 'mixed-methods' thesis, including chapters of analysis and discussion of qualitative data what does the hopkins a & dudley-evans t (1988) a genre- based investigation of discussion sections in articles and dissertations papers in various subject fields and counted the following instances (per 1,000 words). Your approach and experiments (35%) your results and conclusion (25%) the weighting will highly vary, depending on the problem class pure survey papers have no experiments, so you spend way more space for the literature study part engineering papers only have a short related work section,. Written by dr inger mewburn, (the director of research at australian national university), the blog offers plenty advice on thesis/dissertation writing from total word count needed, he worked out how many words per section, then idea, data, summary per section, then each of these into paragraphs (word. Lots of dissertation guides talk about this but my supervisor hasn't said anything about a literature review - my dissertation is on mongolian history in the time of genghis khan thanks in that's how i was told to do it as well although i'm not entirely sure how many words will be going in each section.
Take the first chapter of a thesis, for example this is usually labelled as the ' introduction', but what that means can be surprisingly varied in terms of length and what is included in the past, i've worked with a list of components that could ( should) be included in this opening section: background information. Each student should adhere to the system of referencing as per “the university of mauritius referencing guide” when all students must fill and sign the relevant section of the 'project/dissertation submission form' at the time of references and appendices should not be included in the word count 7451 penalties for.
General texts central texts further categorisation writing the methods section writing the findings section writing the discussion writing the conclusion final draft formulate a clear question that your dissertation seeks to answer review your dissertation must normally be typed or word-processed on a4 paper. Examples of dissertation & thesis structure and further details on the methodology section: writing theses 3 argues strongly that - apart from the introduction and conclusion - all chapters should be the same length, and recommends between 8,000 and 12,000 words for each chapter in a phd thesis of 80,000 words. This may be one of the shortest sections of your thesis or dissertation, but it is worthwhile taking great care to write it well essentially, the abstract is a succinct summary of the you need to check whether or not the appendices count within the word limit for your dissertation items that can usefully go in the appendices are.
Academic writing requires a clear structure, an objective and relatively formal style, precise language, and the acknowledgement of all sources that you used these features are discussed in sections 2, 3, and 4 you also have to stay within the set word limits for the various assignments and the dissertation (these are stated. The methods chapter as a party (for postgraduates): a blog of one person's way of seeing the methods section of a postgraduate dissertation or thesis – with related posts on other aspects of postgraduate writing (wordpress. It has to be acknowledged, though, that the word limit that some journals put on abstracts means that it is not possible to answer all five of the above questions in your abstract, but in such cases key findings should not be something that gets sacrificed finally, as a summary of the entire thesis, the abstract is the often the last.