Size of a dissertation:
Canīt be told exactly, however remember quality forth by quantity.
From the frontpage shall appear : Heading of dissertation, own name (full
name) name of school and month and year. Make an inviting frontpage and if a
synopsis is selected on the frontpage this can by asset be framed.
Summing up from the project and prior conclusions. The synopsis is
optionally; however if a synopsis is wanted, it should be short, amid 10
lines. The synopsis is written to very last, and is recommended placed at the
Here are space for personal comments, thanksgiving to persons,
institutions or firms, that somehow has assisted. You can also write how
literature references, notes ect. are stated.
The preface are nearly always written finally, but must not be a synopsis.
Table of contents:
The table of contents indicating systematically chapter headers, part
headers by numbering and page number.
the problem analysis you analysis the problem:
- whatīs the problem?
- is it true that there is a problem? that is documentation in the form of
numbers, tables, graphs, literature references.
- is the problem consisting / possible rising? (prove)
- whatīs the reason to the problem?
- what is possible to do / how kan you remedy the problem?
the questions are formulated that you try to answer in the report (avoid
yes/no questions). If the problem statement are precise it could be
contented in one main question otherwise subquestions are used. Beware to
be precise, and do not ask to may questions. In case you during the written
phase find out, that you canīt answer on the problem statement you has to
rewrite it. A problem statement should always be answered.
Here you should short and precisely write what do you want to include
in the dissertation (that is you describe with words what yoy have
encircled). The delimitation can be stated under consideration to time,
missing literature on the province ect.
It could occur, that you during the writing process find out, that the
problem statement should be delimitated futher. Remember itīs better to aim
precisely than to shoot with hails.
Itīs always a good idea to make an internal time shedule. In that
case it is easier to keep self justice. A good time schedule are designed so
you clearly can see and estimate planned and used time (example of an internal time
schedule). The time schedule can if necessary incur as enclosed.
should be introduced with a briefly introduction to the subject field. It
could be of historic or social character.
The proper content of the dissertation (mail part):
By this means main sections and/or chapters.
A good chaper mapping out does the dissertation much more clearly, and see
that you supplement the text with pictures/drawings/graphs ect.
Remember to put into perspective. Itīs important that the reader can see that
there are reflection value in the dissertation. Make statements to the
topics, and be critical. Keywords: Shine through.
conclusion is also a very important element in the dissertation. The
conclusion can be seen as an answer to the problem statement and the
Personal estimations, for example if the dissertation has been exiting or
instructive is not a part of the conclusion, but belong to the evaluation.
Here you could briefly go through, what went well or bad in the
dissertation. After the evaluating it would be naturally to place: date and
Source indication ("list of literature"):
source indication in the dissertation shall be specified with italic, and
there should be used bottom note.
If the source is
an illustration, figure, table or similar it should be stated with a bottom
The source should
be specified precisely and on the same place as used (it is not enough that
the source is mentioned in the source indication).
are specified with the fully address as shown in the example below:
specified with: the name of author, the title of the book, the used pages and
year of publication (in the mentioned sequence).
If a book has several authors only the first author is specified.
specified with: the name of author, the heading of the article, place of
publication and date (in the mentioned sequence).
List of literature:
The used sources are specified in alphabetic order in relation to the surname
of the author. The overall list of literature should give a true picture of
the used sources. Only materials actually used in the dissertation must be
Enclosure should be numbered
(chonological), and only enclosure parts referred in the report is included. The first enclosure part
is given the number 1, the next number 2 etc. Enclosure is material that do
not can or should enter in the main section of the dissertation. The two main
reasons to place some materials as enclosure is that the form and extents of
the materials make it unpractically to place in the dissertation and that the
material is unreadable in direct relation to the text. The enclosure should
act as documentation or supplement to the dissertation. Enclosure can be data
sheets, legislative texts, summary of conversations etc.
NB! Enclosure materials should not be copied out, but
should be pasted in originally to prevent loss of documentation value.