Abstract master’s thesis corresponds to the presentation of articles and books, as well as summarizes the essence of the scientific work. The purpose of the dissertation annotation is to arouse the interest of the reader to the topics covered and the problem of scientific work. The main concern is the presentation of the advantages and peculiarities of the scientific work done.
The content can be presented in a condensed form or in an extended form. Mandatory requirement for Russian-language annotations is repeated content in the European language. The most popular is English.
Just like all the main parts of the master’s thesis, the abstract is written according to a certain structure. But opinions are divided, and some authors use a very tight framework, which resembles a work plan, while others, on the contrary, write in expanded form. Below are a few examples of writing annotations.
Sample number one
Prescribed quantitative characteristics. It indicates the total amount of research, the number of used scientific sources and applications, as well as the number of structural elements.
Subjects, purpose, object of study and mission are written in a concise form. The final study and practical application regarding various human spheres of life. A brief description of the work carried out and the concise conclusions of the master’s thesis.
The style of writing annotations should be scientific, but do not overload it with special terms. Since the abstract advertises and presents a dissertation, it should be understandable to students and specialists.
Most of the annotation repeats the introduction, but differs in verb forms. The “Introduction” uses the indefinite form of the verbs, and the annotation uses the past form.
Sample number two
In four – five sentences we put the relevance of the master’s thesis.
Next, write down the purpose and objectives of the research work. Three – four sentences are a research technique. The innovative benefits of this study also appear in three – four sentences. Two to three sentences are working tests in the course of the study. Further list of used literature.
In the structure and size of the master’s work, we describe the volume in pages, indicate the number of sources used and the number of inserts. Inserts include drawings, graphs, tables and drawings.
No more than three sentences should be used for each item, otherwise it will be a duplicate of the entire study.
Explained should be a clear style, without further reasoning, so as not to distort the meaning of scientific work.
Sample number three
1. The purpose of your dissertation.
2. The essence of the methods used in this master’s thesis.
3. Description of results and summary.
The most concise annotation looks like this:
1. Basic information (the name of the author, the name of the university, the name of the scientific work, the place where research and protection is carried out)
2. The wording of the subject and object of the master’s thesis, as well as the formulation of the goal.
3. The value and relevance of this work.
4. A list, usually between five and ten words.
Before drawing up the abstract, you should re-read the text of the master’s thesis several times, only after that you will be able to state the essence of the abstract correctly in your own words. The basic components of the abstract of the master’s thesis are “introduction” and “conclusion”.
To begin with, type the text of the annotation on the draft, so that you can edit it later. Read the finished text carefully, if it is possible, read it to relatives or friends. Outside students will be able to help you identify the literary errors and determine the essence of the text of your master’s thesis.