Deconstructing the Dissertation

Deconstructing the Chapters You’ve already written a proposal, so you probably have an idea that each chapter has a distinct purpose. However, don’t be fooled into thinking the literature review of the proposal becomes the [...]

Organizing the Dissertation

Dissertation Overview All dissertations must include the following elements and pages: Title page (aka cover page) Signature page (aka committee page but without signatures) Copyright page (strongly recommended to protect your scholarship) Abstract (We’ll [...]

Tips for Dissertation Introductions

The introduction informs your audience about the importance of your topic, the research question(s) you plan to investigate, and your hypothesis or core claim (thesis statement).  It also outlines the structure of the rest of [...]

Sample Dissertation Front Pages

Dissertation writers may find it difficult and frustrating to correct the format of a dissertation according to guidelines, especially if the document is already written. WEX is here to help! Below you'll find a downloadable [...]

Writing Abstracts

As researchers, doctoral students have already relied on abstracts to glean the relevance of an article. In the same way, the doctoral abstract is the general overview of the dissertation  proposal and the subsequent dissertation [...]

The Dissertation: Chapter Breakdown

Dissertation Overview The traditional dissertation is organized into 5 chapters and includes the following elements and pages: Title page (aka cover page) Signature page (aka committee page but without signatures) Copyright page (strongly recommended [...]