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Journal of Thesis Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract should begin with a definitive statement of the problem or project. Its purpose, scope, and limit should be clearly delineated. Then, as concisely as possible, describe research methods and design, major findings, the significance of the work (if appropriate), and conclusions.

Students whose thesis involves “creative” work (original, fine art, music, writing, theatre or film production, dance, etc.) should describe the process and production, indicating the forms of documentation on file as “thesis” materials.

All students should pay special attention to the “subject words”, since these will be the key words by which your thesis may be found in the index. Think of these words (or phrases) as instrumental in leading a potential reader to your thesis.

Please have your advisor review and sign your abstract for organization, content, grammar, and spelling before submission.

Thesis Submission Form