How to Compose a Dissertation Title: Tips to Keep in Mind
This may seem a little bit odd. Why bother talking at all about a dissertation title? People are more interested in the content of the work and the title should not have to take an awful lot of effort. It seems that is the only logical deduction but it is not the full story. Your title is going to be more important than you think. The reader has to have a bit of an inclination of what is going to be in the dissertation. While not as long as an abstract, the title is going to put a clear suggestion in someone’s mind. Here are some ideas on how to come up with a good dissertation title.
- Please Do Be Brief. Some people think that it looks very impressive to have a title that is several sentences long. It isn’t. Instead, it can make you look like a pompous fool who is very impressed with his or her identity. Think of the title as a lightning bolt to the reader. It should stimulate interest immediately.
- Think of the Language. Any marketing copywriter is going to tell you that the choice of words will be very important. The title is the label on your thesis. You can have a very good title that tells of what the research is going to be, at the same time doesn’t bore a person on eye contact.
- Are There Any Existing Guidelines? Your academic discipline may have established guidelines and formats for the titles. You want to check these to be sure that if there are any your title is in compliance.
- Clarity and Focus Will Be Needed. It already has been mentioned how important the language will be. Make certain that title you choose is relevant to the content. While you may use a little originality, it has to be clear. The title represents what is going to follow in the pages.
- Be Distinct and Memorable. Darwin’s “Origins of the Species” is so memorable that everyone knows the books content upon hearing the words. You may not be as great an authority as Darwin but your title can be something that people will remember months after they have read the content.
It should be rather clear to you by now a little thought can go a long way that title. It can be a banner representing your work and your dedication. Tedious titles bore the reader and you do not want to have a disinterested party reading your research.