The dissertation acknowledgements section is where you thank those who have helped and supported you during the research and writing process. This includes both professional and personal acknowledgements.
In a standard dissertation structure, the acknowledgements appear directly after the title page and before the abstract, and should usually be no longer than one page.
The writing style for dissertation acknowledgements can be more informal, as this is not part of the academic work itself — it is your chance to write something more personal.
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The contents page is where you list the chapters and major sections of your dissertation, along with their page numbers. A clear and well-formatted contents page is essential as it indicates a quality paper is to follow.
The table of contents belongs between the abstract and the introduction. The maximum length should be two pages.
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