July 11, 2017 by
Once the main content of the thesis is completed, you need to write the conclusion part, appendices and bibliography. It is one of the essential requirement when you are writing a thesis and specific focus needs to be given to this section otherwise all your hard work in previous sections will not pay off if your thesis is not closed nicely

Here in the article, we will discuss each section separately.


The conclusion of a thesis report once again, confirms the thesis statement, discusses the problem and then tells about the final statement. It brings out a new aspect for the readers about the thesis. It reminds the readers, what all they read in the entire thesis, and answers their questions.

A conclusion will give the essence of completion of the thesis report. So, it’s necessary that it leaves a good impression on the readers. Using a “so what?” strategy is very helpful in composing a perfect conclusion. This formula also applies to writing a dissertation and is equally helpful in wrapping up your body of dissertation.

Make sure that the conclusion is not sounding very repetitive, it should not be a copy paste chapter of what you have written earlier.
Purpose of writing a conclusion:

• It integrates and analyses the various issues which were discussed in the thesis and reflects the thesis statement.
• Conclusions answer all the questions which were raised in the thesis discussion chapters.
• It analysis the impact of the thesis study
• It highlights the significance of the research work with reference to the known facts.
• Conclusion indicates the limitations of the study.
• It defines the scope and direction of future research.

An appendix is made to include the various research related data, that does not find a place in the main body section of the thesis. It’s written separately because, it is not important to explain these details in the discussion chapters, but they will be helpful to support your arguments and justify the conclusions.

A few tips on when to use appendices:

• Use an appendix, if the inclusion of the data will lengthen the body section and will make it poorly structured.
• If the addition of information will break the flow of writing, the information should be mentioned in an appendix.
• Refer the appendix in the body section, for e.g. “details of the survey are given in Appendix C (page 40).

What all can be included:

• Graphs, tables, technical figures, statistics.
• Photographs, drawings, maps, charts.
• Copy of emails and letters.
• Surveys and questionnaires.
• Interview transcripts.

Every thesis must include a bibliography which contains the list of sources used or consulted in the thesis. This should be added at the end of the final report and you should never miss it. Make sure to list down all the references in alphabetical order and number them correctly. The complete title of the journal, article, book or a website, whatever you are referencing should be written. It should be underlined and should be written in italics.

The bibliography should not only include any written information or reference which you used, but it should also list down sources like visual records, music pieces or films, if they were used by you. The best way to compose your bibliography is to have a look of the bibliographies of the recent publications which are related to your topic. As you keep on researching new findings, you can keep updating the bibliography section.

Hope this blog was able to clarify concepts regarding bibliography and conclusion, but still if you are facing difficulty and if it is an urgency, then it is advisable that you take a professional dissertation help service to get over with this trouble.


Read the above article to write the technical chapters of a thesis which include conclusion, bibliography and appendices like a pro. The article provides details about each section in depth which will clear your confusions and help you in writing better.