There is often an abstract word limit set by institutional requirements – so you need to check that out. If there is no word or page length prescribed, then the usual abstract is one or two pages at most. Some people opt for one page so that the examiner or thesis browser can get it all at once – it is a visual representation of the coherent whole. Other people opt for a few more words to elaborate their don’t go on too long, because that suggests to the examiner that the rest of the thesis may well not be as concise as it might.
Every student planning to file and graduate must submit a dissertation/thesis for format review at least two weeks prior to the final filing deadline . The format review is uploaded via the ProQuest ETD website . Please complete all the required screens and SUBMIT your document online. For additional information visit our ProQuest ETD FAQ page . Graduate Division staff will review your submission and identify any formatting issues. We will communicate with you via email regarding necessary changes to the document. If a second upload is required, you will be notified once the formatting has been approved and no further changes are needed. This is an important step to ensure your document is ready by the final filing deadline .