A lengthy dissertation may have more than five chapters, but regardless, most universities limit the total number of pages to 350 due to microfilming and binding considerations in libraries in those institutions requiring hard copies.
Use plenty of transitional words and sentences from one section to another, as well as subheadings, which allow the reader to follow the writer’s train of thought.
The study is limited in its findings in the following ways: 1.
The subjects of the study are limited to the undergraduate, non-declared graduate students, Master's and doctoral students who are enrolled in the Instructional Internet Telecommunication classes offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at SIUC during the Spring 2000 semester. Another group of subjects used in this study is high school teachers who are also taking the Instructional Internet Telecommunication classes offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction during the Spring 2000 semester.
The study on the effectiveness of the Internet telecommunication tools used for the purpose of synchronous and asynchronous reflective practice and discussion activities with an on-line PBL model is significant.
This is because it can provide valuable information and findings towards suggesting an alternative or improved approach to education in the new millennium.
Nevertheless, information and findings regarding the success of distance education or remote teaching, learning and telecollaborative activities are still limited.
This study, therefore, is important because it will provide researchers, scholars, educators, administrators and students with valuable information and findings regarding the effectiveness of using various Internet telecommunication tools for synchronous and asynchronous reflective practice and discussion activities.
(Note that a dissertation could also be five pages of text and 50 pages of pictures of dragonfly wings and qualify for a Doctor’s degree in entomology.) Introductory Paragraph State the general field of interest in one or two paragraphs, and end with a sentence that states what study will accomplish.
Do not keep the reader waiting to find out the precise subject of the dissertation.