Congratulations, a really nice job! Your thesis is almost ready, you have reached the last step and you don’t want to ruin everything on the best. Yes, because the thesis conclusion is crucial for presenting an enviable product to the highlight of your university career.
Calm and focus!
We are here for this and, as we did for the introduction, here are some good tips to best write the conclusion of your degree thesis.
Rule number one:
- The conclusions are the perfect embroidery of your thesis.
- Let us remember that the reader is committed and, carefully, has read pages of studies, research and analysis and has come to conclusions.
- The main objective is to resume what, in a certain sense, was the initial goal of your degree thesis.
What are the differences between thesis conclusion and introduction?
The conclusion of your thesis must be calibrated on the basis of what was stated and reported in the introduction. The introduction and conclusion are like brothers; they look alike but have an abysmal difference:
- In the introduction, you took the reader by the hand and led him to the first chapter
- In the conclusion you have to reveal the core of the speech, you have to say where you wanted to go.
In short, empty the bag but do it with style and logic without losing the connection with the rest of your work.
Of course, the thesis should be concluded based on the type of work you have developed.
- If your supervisor has entrusted you with a degree thesis with an “experimental” topic, you cannot go wrong: in the conclusions, you must emphasize and enhance the synthetic picture of the results achieved.
- No repetition but great attention in highlighting the salient aspects, arguing, and enhancing them.
A piece of advice: the gift of synthesis and a few turns of words that risk diverting attention from your real goal.
If your degree thesis is descriptive or monographic, then, just like a good book, it enhances the food for thought and any critical issues or opportunities that have emerged. Always show personality and motivate your conclusions, make it clear that you have written all this because this is exactly where you wanted to arrive.
In short, courage!
By doing so, all topics will have been properly treated. We just have to shore up the conclusions with a gem:
- Add a plus, that is, leave a sort of “door open” and also insert topics that you would have liked to highlight more close to the main ones.
- Make it clear that you want to continue to deepen the theme of your degree thesis, perhaps in future collaboration.
- There is no need to be presumptuous, but highlight the potential of your work and the consequent results achieved that can be useful for the professionals.
That’s all? Wait, I’m not done. Don’t want another help for your degree thesis?
Since we are growing fond of your work here is what you absolutely must not do in the conclusions.
- First of all, avoid repetitions and redundancies
- Do not deal with the topics listed at the beginning of your degree thesis again (titles of the chapters, insights already worked on previously)
- Your supervisor will thank you because he will have to reread everything and expects fresh, new and unpublished conclusions, not flashes of arguments taken here and there from the thesis
- Repeating titles and topics again would only give the impression that you want to stretch the content because you don’t know what to write.
If repetitions are harmful, summaries are even more so. I understand, it is difficult and the temptation is strong but if you can avoid it then you have done a great job.
Don’t forget that conclusions are crucial:
- Do not stretch the broth
- Don’t write so much to fill them up
- Weigh your words well and stay focused
- I brought you this far because the third mistake to avoid is the length
- There is nowhere written the thesis must necessarily be long
- The rule is less quantity and more quality, especially in the conclusions
Watch out for another very common trap in the thesis conclusion:
- Do not judge but leave room for in-depth analysis. Curiosity is the basis of a good degree thesis.
- Then be careful not to “limit” your work.
- Describe what findings-based observations can be made, always keeping an advisory tone.
- Be careful not to denigrate the entire research project
- You do not have to provide a list of mistakes made
Finally, watch out for thanks! You are in the wrong place!
Thanks are important and deserve a special page that you can insert, to your taste, in the beginning, on the title page, or after, I said later, the conclusion.
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