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Dissertation sample

To get the degree of candidate of science, a person must publicly defend his dissertation. And this dissertation, in addition to the other requirements that are imposed on it, has a reasonably clear structure that must be adhered to. Let’s look closer on it.

An introduction usually takes from five to ten sheets. The introduction and conclusion are best written after the central part is completed. First of all, it’s easier because everything in the head has finally settled and cleared up. Secondly, many readers will judge your work precisely by the introduction and conclusion. In addition, a well-written introduction and conclusion will significantly facilitate your work on writing the abstract, as they will go there completely and practically unchanged.

Main part

The central part usually has three parts. Their approximate content, as a rule, is as follows:

First part. A critical analysis of the current situation from the issue under study (including literary sources).

The second part tells about new solutions based on the previous analysis, invented by the author of the study.

The third part tells about the results of the implementations of the solutions that were derived in the previous chapter, as well as their critical evaluation.

Certain conclusions must be made, summarizing what was in this dissertation in a short form.


In conclusion, overall results are summed up, and the main results that were achieved in the course of this research work are written out.

Bibliographic list

We conditionally call this item “bibliographic list,” but it may be called in different ways depending on the requirements of the department of a particular educational institution. It is usually called either “bibliography” or “list of references.”

It is clear that for such a genre as a thesis, a sufficiently clear structure is provided. But individual freedom still exists. The main thing is that the structure of the work allows the most logical and consistently to reveal the essence of the study. The volume can also be very different. It is clear that humanitarian works usually take up more pages than technical ones, but this is also an applicable rule. Conciseness is valued more than verbosity.