Dissertation Timeline | Section 4 – INTRODUCTION


Generally, introductions serve as an easy way for the unfamiliar to take on an air of familiarity. In fact, the same can be said about getting your dissertation started. In this case, the Introduction to your dissertation aims to firmly ground an unfamiliar reader in your research topic, developing enough interest along the way such that your audience actually wants to read the rest. In order to facilitate this familiarizing effect, this section of your dissertation begins with setting up the problem, as well as the general topic you aim to explore.

Typical time to completion: 60 days (completion time estimate is reduced with completion of SMR/RP or Prospectus/Concept paper)

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