Of course, a (management) summary should not be missing from a thesis. A summary is a fixed and important part of a business report. However, there are many who have a lot of trouble writing this part. In this blog you will be given advice that will help you to write a good summary.
THE PLACE AND FUNCTION OF A SUMMARY
A thesis is rarely read from A to Z, especially in the business world. The client – often the management of a company (hence the management summary) – first and sometimes only wants to know the essentials of the thesis because of the company’s busy schedule. If there is more time and further curiosity has been aroused, he navigates on to other chapters.
A summary must therefore be written carefully, because it is almost always read first. But what does a well-written summary have to do with?
THE LENGTH AND CONTENT
You should also write a summary as completely as possible. This means that you give the reader the most important information, answering the following questions in a concise manner in your summary:
The answers you give to these questions must be derived from the content of your thesis. So there should be no new information here. Work out each answer in a separate paragraph, so that you have an easy to read text.
Do not copy the answers from your thesis one by one, but rewrite them correctly. In a summary you mention the most essential, in which you don’t go into too much detail. If the reader wants to know more about what you say in your summary, he can find his way there via the table of contents of your thesis.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Also be aware that it is also a great option to make a video abstract of your thesis! Visit Abstract Tube to check out other video abstracts of researches or to upload your own!