But if this is the case, then it is important to make it clear to the reader what the point of a long review is! "In order to appreciate the significance of ..., it is first important to consider ...").
Provides the rationale for proceeding in the way you did and perhaps for why you have organised things the way you have (e.g.
However, writing "working" abstracts and introductions as you go along can be useful to force you to think about the overview of, and motivation for, what you are doing.
And while they will have to be revised and fine-tuned, having a general sense of where you are going and why is very useful when making the journey.
Note that the following provides general guidelines and suggestions only, as there is considerable variation in the ways theses are organised.
Some of the suggestions may need to be adapted to meet the needs of your particular thesis.that you intend to contribute to the understanding of some phenomenon), and in terms of specific objectives (e.g. Why pursue the specific line of investigation you do? One way of thinking about a brief introduction, is to think about providing the level of motivation or justification that would satisfy a well-educated friend of yours curious about what you are doing and why, with the literature review providing the level of motivation and justification that would satisfy an expert in the field.what aspects in particular of the phenomenon will you be investigating? If the introduction is brief, then provide only the broad motivation (e.g. Longer introductions might occur when a significant amount of background material needs to be reviewed in order for the reader to appreciate the context and significance of your research question.Note also that abstracts play a critical role in determining whether someone reads on, and so deserve to be well written.In fact, some journals try to "force" authors to write them well by requiring that they put responses against a series of prompts, typically something like: It has to be acknowledged, though, that the word limit that some journals put on abstracts means that it is not possible to answer all five of the above questions in your abstract, but in such cases key findings should not be something that gets sacrificed.To indicate the significance of the problem, it would be necessary to briefly explain: What causes them?What are the economic consequences of power grid instabilities?explaining why the literature review is scattered throughout the "papers for publication" chapters rather than being in a separate chapter as is common.The Introduction in Lewis Wolpert's book, The Unnatural Nature of Science (Biol Sc and Ipswich: Q175 .One possibility: look to see if your campus is having a Three Minutes Thesis competition this term; the first round at U of T is being held on March 22.When I approach a thesis introduction, I start from the assumption that the reader shouldn’t have to wait to hear your guiding problem until they have the full context to that problem.