The front matter covers the opening sections of your paper. This is where everyone can learn what the work is about.
Present the title of your paper and provide institutional affiliations on the page.
List the names and the beginning page numbers of all the chapters of your paper.
Say thank you to everyone who contributed to conducting research and creating this piece of writing.
Summarize your study in no more than 250 words. It should give a clear overview of the content of your work and prompt to potential readers if this is what they need.
The back matter of any doctoral paper usually consists of the following basic parts:
The materials in appendix don’t influence the final outcome of the study, but they can be used by those who want to repeat the experiment. Your appendices can include not only statistic calculations but also detailed instructions on how to accomplish intricate technical tasks. Video and audio materials can be attached here as well.
A list of references is a necessary part of any academic paper, so make sure that arrange it properly.
The body matter comprises the main chapters of your paper and is the most substantial and informative part of the work.
To create a strong introduction, do the following:
Explain how you are going to achieve your goals in this chapter. Depending on your area of study, you may focus either on qualitative or quantitative methods.
Provide information on the previous study in the field. You should do it in a comprehensive though concise manner since it’s impossible to cover all the theories on the topic. Pick only relevant ideas and hint at some gaps in the knowledge of the subject. This chapter says nothing about your work, but it can efficiently be used to warm up other researchers and tempt them into reading about your findings in the area.
Conclusion. Be brief and concise in your conclusion. Restate your research questions or answer them once again.