The abstract should summarize the results of the thesis and should stress the contributions to science made thereby.
Perhaps the best way to understand how an abstract should look would be to examine the abstracts of several dozen dissertations that have already been accepted. This is a good approach to see how an entire dissertation is structured and presented.
Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses Formerly Pro Quest Digital Dissertations, this database indexes doctoral dissertations from 1861 to the present, with abstracts since 1980.
A number of master's theses are also indexed, with abstracts since 1988.
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[I wrote this in 1993 as a letter to a student concerning a draft of his dissertation.
British Library ETh OS The British Library's electronic theses online service aims to provide a single point of access to all theses produced by UK higher education.
It currently contains more than 250,000 records, with 25,000 open-access theses available for immediate download.
The thesis must be significant, original (no one has yet demonstrated it to be true), and it must extend the state of knowledge.
The first thing you need to do is to come up with no more than three sentences that express your thesis.