Thesis Proposal Outline

Thesis proposal is written to solve a problem and describe the solution to this problem and explain the type of research being used. It should be well written and well research.

Thesis structure will slightly vary depending on the subject matter of the thesis and the area of the study. Below is an example of Thesis Proposal Outline:

thesis proposal outline

  • Title Page – It is the first page of your thesis which contains the lay out of what the thesis is all about with school you are representing, your mentors and your course. It has specific layout with signed by the mentors/
  • Abstract – This section should be very short with no more than 200 words but it should provides key statement to the thesis with brief introduction, summary that address the issue and possible implications of the work. It contains the brief summary on what was studied as well as findings of the study.
  • Table of Contents – It contains the outline of your thesis proposal with the corresponding page number. It is not required if your thesis proposal is only two pages long.
  • Introduction – It should capture the reader’s interest by including useful information.
  • Thesis Statement – It states the thesis and clarifies the hypothesis or theory that you want to prove with the thesis. It will give the reader to understand the scope of your overall thesis paper.
  • Methodology – It provides everything you did to attain your conclusion or hypothesis. It contains the approach such as the procedures you used. It includes the calculations, equipment, graphs and other information.
  • Results and Discussion – It presents the results that come up and draw up conclusion in connection to the research you have done. It includes both negative and positive findings. It contains your observation and interpretations of the results and how you interpret your findings. You have to detail some of preliminary findings.
  • Time Table – It discuss here the activities to do until your thesis project is complete. You can use a table to list the stages or steps including any deadlines as well as the challenges you face.
  • Implication of Research – It includes any new knowledge that comes up as well as any implication or problems find during the research.
  • Bibliography – It provides the list of references and citations through the work.

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Sample Thesis Acknowledgement


This dissertation would not have been possible without the guidance and the help of several individuals who in one way or another contributed and extended their valuable assistance in the preparation and completion of this study.

First and foremost, my utmost gratitude to Dr. Nilo L. Rosas, President of the Philippine Normal University whose sincerity and encouragement I will never forget. Dr. Rosas has been my inspiration as I hurdle all the obstacles in the completion this research work.

Dr. Norma J. Manaloto, former Head of the Department of Educational Management, Measurement and Evaluation, who until her day of retirement had kind concern and consideration regarding my academic requirements.

Dr. Alice D. Dioquino, for her unselfish and unfailing support as my dissertation adviser;

Engr. Alex A. Santos, co-adviser to Dr. Dioquino, for his patience and steadfast encouragement to complete this study;

Dr. Danilo K. Villena, Head of the Department of Education acknowledgement sampleManagement and Measurement, for the moral support despite his just being newly appointed;

Dr. Angelita D. Romero, Dean of the College of Education, for the insights she has shared;

Dr. Florentina L. Gorospe, Dr. Jose Rizal Sanchez and Dr. Rebecca C. Nueva-Espa?a for their inputs especially in the curriculum part of this study. They have shared valuable insights in the relevance of the study to basic education not just in the technology sector.

The staff of the PNU President’s Office especially Ms. Didi, Vic and Noel for being accommodating to our queries likewise the secretary of the Educational Management Department Chair and her student assistant for all the help.

Dr. Generosa Eligio, Principal of the CLSU Science High School and Engr. Donald Mateo of the Bureau of Post Harvest Research Extension, Nueva Ecija, for their expertise. Despite the distance, they have painstakingly e-mailed the information I needed.

The UST ME graduates namely the Andaya group and Emas group for the literature such as catalogues and journals needed that came all the way from Nueva Ecija;

Allan Valera of Santo Tomas E-Services Providers for the assistance on how to use the software needed for my presentation;

The Administrators of the Faculty of Engineering University of Santo Tomas, for their untiring effort in encouraging the teaching staff to pursue professional growth. Likewise the staff of the Dean’s Office for their relaying every communication sent in my behalf.

Mr. Edwin G. Antonio of the UST CAD-Engineering for re-editing the electronic version of this dissertation for consistent pagination prior to printing of the required number of hard copies.

Alex Roland Realco, Jr. of the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I for helping out in sorting and compilation of the printed copies.

My colleagues and staff in the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering Departments for the use of facilities in the ME Lab, consultations in EE and moral support from CE.

Mechanical Engineering students who in one way or another were assistance especially when the system broke down during the course of usage.

Last but not the least, my family and the one above all of us, the omnipresent God, for answering my prayers for giving me the strength to plod on despite my constitution wanting to give up and throw in the towel, thank you so much Dear Lord.



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Thesis Statement Examples

Writing thesis statement is easy when you know how to do it. Your thesis statement should be debatable.  This must be something that people may have different views or opinions about the topic. If your thesis is accepted as fact, there is no need to encourage people to read your thesis.


Thesis should be specific and not too broad.  The more specific the more effective the argument will be and less evidence is needed.

The broader thesis needs more evidence and you will need to convince your reader that your position is right.thesis statement examples

The following are the example of thesis statement:

  1. Marijuana to be Legalized.
    Marijuana can be used to treat symptoms of cancer, glaucoma and epilepsy that’s why legalizing the use of Marijuana will have great benefit by giving physicians access to this lifesaving drug.
  2. Vaccinations should be Mandatory among Countries
    Some refuse to give their children a vaccination due to variety of reason including the side effects of these drugs. Vaccination against polic, rubella,  and mumps should be mandatory who wish to attend school to prevent and control the deadly infectious disease.
  3. School should Fight Bullying
    One of the problems that affects million of students of all races and classes is bullying.  In this case, school official should have the right to discipline students who engage in bullying or cyberbullying without fear of punishment to decrease the incidence of cyberbully-related suicide attempts.
  4. Filipinos should Limits Regular Consumption of Fast Food.
    Filipinos nowadays is busy preparing foods so it ends up of dining their families to fast food chains.  As we all know fast food contains unhealthy ingredients that can affect our health.

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Tips to Finish your Thesis

It is easy to start a thesis but it is hard to finish. I know someone who is excited in writing his thesis for the first month, but after sometime, he feels bored and wants to quit. Here are the following tips to finish your thesis.

  1. Read then write first. Your graduation is depends on the success of your thesis so you must be prepared your self to read and research for the topic that interest you. The longer you delay your writing, the more difficult to start the process.
  2. Spend time for reading, researching and writing. Don’t stop writing. Always keeps your mind working anDSC06433d your project is moving. You must produce a thesis with complete paragraph and chapters so keep on writing and studying.
  3. Rewrite and rewrite. Writing continually can only happen if you are not perfectionist. We are discouraged because we need to have a final draft. Get your all thoughts in paper and plan to go back and fix awkward sentences, poor grammar, poor word choices and any inappropriate words. Keep in mind that rewriting is part of the writing process.
  4. Move to next section if you stuck to one section. Developing a successful thesis will require you to move around when you get stuck. But of course, avoiding the habit of skipping difficult task every now and then.
  5. Don’t walk away if you find difficult. I do not mean to force you to write but you should deal tough section. Sit in your chair and do something until you make some changes. Later on, you will be amazed that you already finish your thesis.
  6. Stay on task. Give enough time for your reading, writing, researching and studying and you will be surprised

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Thesis Statement Writing Tips

A thesis statement is serves as a summary of the argument in your paper. It should states the main idea and tells your reader the importance of the subject matter. It is usually a single sentence that presents an argument to the reader.


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The following are some of thesis statement writing tips

  1. The reader of your thesis statement should understand your claim by using simple words. It should give a direction to the paper.
  2. Your thesis statement should be supportive by proof or evidence such as evidence from a text or research. It is not merely a fact. The reader should convince to continue reading the paper.
  3. Your thesis statement should narrow down from a very broad topic. Your claims should be specific.
  4. Your thesis statement should be arguable.
  5. Your thesis statement should be relevant.

Basic Ways to Write a Thesis Statement

  1. Know your topic. If you will choose a topic, it should something you know and learn about it. Of course, it is hard to write a topic that you know nothing about. Choose a topic that you are interested so that you will motivate yourself to continue working with your thesis.
  2. Limit your topic. You should limit your topic to a specific area. It should not be too broad that you will spend a long year round to research for your topic.
  3. Brainstorming. You can take a piece of paper and write down different ideas that come to your mind and discover new ideas that are connected to each other. Using these ideas you can now create your thesis statement.

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Quick Thesis Tips

A thesis is a document submitted as requirement in order to graduate. It involves a lot of research in order to prove a statement. It should supported by evidence.

  • In writing a thesis statement, you should determine what kind of paper you are writing whether it is analytical paper, expository paper, or argumentative paper so that it makes easy for you to develop your thesis statement.DSC05652
  • Thesis statement should be specific
  • You can find a model thesis that will serve as your thesis template for the layout and structure of your thesis
  • Make a timetable to stick to it no matter what, It will serve as you guides to know the progress and status of your thesis
  • Write an outline or chapter in order to organize your thesis.

Below is a sample thesis chapter:

  1. Title Page – It serves as opening page which include relevant information about your thesis
  2. Thesis Abstract – It includes the short summary which includes the background, findings and methodology
  3. Contents – It contains the list of chapters and figures included in your thesis
  4. Thesis Background – The rationale of your thesis
  5. Review of Literature – The summary of literature
  6. Methodology – Describe the methodology used in your thesis
  7. Data Analysis – Provide the technique used in analyzing the research data
  8. Discussion – Contains conclusion
  9. Bibliography – Provide list of references used in your research
  10. Appendices  – Contains the additional materials used

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Sample Architectural Project

Sample Architectural Firm Profile

Project: Resort World Manila

Project Definition Phase

In this case the firm should be able to define what the owner wants to build so that we can able to give the requirements of this particular period. And when the owner gave the requirements the firm should be able to collect data’s about this project. Be able to take some surveys about this project. For you to recommend to your client if this project will be worthy to build. As the firm collects the data or information about this project, the firm should study the requirements and be able to revise the requirements into Architectural project, the firm should study the requirements and be able to revise the requirements into Architectural program. After that the firm should give an initial project construction cost.

Schematic Design Phase

From the project definition phase the firm should prepare a schematic design study about the said project. First the firm should evaluate the owner’s budget, schedule, program, project site and the propose methods of project deliveries. Then the firm should prepare the initial working drawings that contain specifications and the general condition of the project for the owner’s approval. Then after that be able to give the statement of the probable project construction cost based on current cost parameters.

Design Development Phase

From the upper information’s about the project the firm should start how this project will be solved in the most high quality and service to be given by the firm to the owner. The firm should prepare the complete set of working drawings. It includes the general conditions of the project and the specifications of the materials to be used in the project. And be able to outline or fixed the size of the specifications to know the type of materials, type of structural, type of electrical, type of mechanical, type of sanitary and type of electronics and communication system to be used in the project. After knowing be able to present it to the client and be able to update the Statement of the probable project construction cost.

Contact Document Phase

The firm should be able to prepare the complete Contract Documents consisting of detailed designs and construction drawings, setting forth in detail the word required for the architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing/sanitary, mechanical, electronic and communication works prepared by the Architect and the respective professionals involved.

Construction Phase

Makes decisions on all claims of the owner and contractors on all matters relating to the execution and progress of work or the interpretation of The Contract Documents. Prepares change orders, gathers and turns over to the owner written guarantees required of the Contractor and Sib-Contractors. Makes periodic visits to the project site to familiarize him with the general progress and quality of work and to ascertain that the work is proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents. The Architect shall not be required to make exhaustive or continuous 8-hour on-site supervision to check on the quality of the work involved and shall not be held responsible for the Contractor’s failure to carry out the Construction work in accordance with the Contract Documents. During such project site visits and on the basis of his observations, he shall report to the Client defects and deficiencies noted in the work of Contractors, and shall condemn work found failing to conform to the Contract Documents. Determines the amount owing and due to the Contractor and issues corresponding Certificates for Payment for such amounts based on his observations and the Contractor’s Applications for Payment. These certificates will constitute a certification to the Client that the work has progressed to the state indicated and that to his best knowledge, the quality of work performed by the Contractor is in accordance with the Contract Documents.

The Architect shall conduct the necessary inspection to determine the date of substantial and final completion and issue the final Certificate of Payment to the Contractor. Should more extensive inspection or full-time (8-hour) construction supervision be required by the Client, a separate full-time supervisor shall be hired and agreed upon by the owner and the architect subject to the conditions provided in the UAP Document on Full-Time supervision. When the architect is requested by the owner to do the full time supervision, his services and fees shall be covered separately in conformance with the applicable and supervision, his services and fees shall be covered separately in conformance with the applicable and appropriate UAP Document.

Scope of Pre-Design Services

Pre-Design Services cover a broad line of architectural services ranging from initial problem identification to activities that would allow the Architect to initially conceptualize an array of architectural and allied solutions. The Pre-Design Services nominally include consultation, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, site selection and analysis, site utilization and land-use studies, architectural research, architectural programming, space planning, space management studies, value management, design brief preparation, promotional services and other related activities.


When a Client calls upon the Architect to give oral or written advice and direction, to attend conferences, to make evaluations and appraisals regarding a contemplated project and similar activities, the Architect renders valuable inputs whether or not the Client pursues the project.

Pre-Feasibility Studies

These Preliminary studies involve the procurement, analysis and use of secondary information gathered for the project to aid the Client in early decision-making. They represent the Architect’s initial assessment of a project’s soundness, allowing the Client to promptly explore available/readily identifiable directions/options. Researched/processed/validated secondary data are generally used for such studies e.g. electronic, print, etc.

Feasibility Studies

Detailed analysis of the project based on pre-feasibility studies will determine the viability of a proposed development. The studies will set the project against present and future trends to forecast how it will perform over time. This requires primary data gathering and analysis.

Site Selection and Analysis

This entails the formulation of side criteria, assistance to the Client in site evaluation as well as analysis to determine the most appropriate site/s for a proposed project or building program.

Site Utilization and Land-Use Studies

The detailed analysis of the site involves the identification of a site’s development potentials through the proper utilization of land. The analysis covers the context of the site as well as that of its surrounding environment and the development


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Research Acknowledgement Sample

Writing acknowledgement page for a research work is optional but for some universities and school, they require student to write acknowledgement. By the way, acknowledgement is a way of expressing gratitude and appreciation for those who helped to complete a research work or a project. It is a way of thanking those who helped to complete your research along the way.

Below is an example of acknowledgement.


The researchers wish to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation for giving precious contributions towards the completion of this research.

To our loving parents, for their moral and financial support and providing the space to work with.

To the university librarian, Mrs. Annalyn M. Soriano,  for allowing us to make use of the available references to understand and interpret the Thermodynamics topic which made us finish this research work.

To our Thermodynamic instructor, Engr. Coco Jose, for guiding us throughout our research work. Also, for checking our problems computation.

For all our Engineering mentors, Engr. Reynaldo Manaloto, Engr. Eymard Cruz and Engr. Emerson Lazo.

And most especially to God, for giving us the guidance and knowledge as well as good health in constructing this research work.

To God be the Glory.

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Types of Thesis Statement

Before enumerating the different types of thesis statement, let us know what thesis statement is.  Thesis statement gives insights to the reader about the topic. It will tell the readers what is to expect from your document.  It is not simply a topic. It helps control the idea or statement within the paper. A good thesis statement should have proof such as detailed supporting evidence

Thesis statement is usually a single sentence which found in the first paragraph that presents an argument to the reader. It should be well-written and concise because it is the central argument of your document.

The following are some types of Thesis Statement

  1.  Explanatory Thesis Statement.  It is call expository thesis statement. This statement does not have argument to defend and it just explains something to the readers.
  2. Argumentative Thesis Statement. This statement is a claim that defends with evidence. It can be an opinion, evaluation, cause and effect statement or interpretation.
  3. Analytical Thesis Statement. This statement is an idea or issue and breaks this issue to analyze. It breakdown the topic and evaluates it to the reader.

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Thesis Structure

Many students today has the hard time to write their thesis because they think that thesis is hard to do and it implies a lot of time and hard work. But, if you outline and know the format and structure thesis, then you will be seeing yourself doing it easily. Most schools and universities today provides thesis structure that to be followed by their students.

The following are the usual thesis structure.

  • Title Page. It is differ among universities and institution but share the common contains such as Title and author. Some institution provides format for the title page.
  • Abstract. It is the most read part of the thesis because it contains the accurate summary of the research described in the document.  It includes the problem, methods of investigation,  and  conclusions. It should not exceed 350 words in length. It appears at the beginning of the document but it is not an introduction of your research.
  • Table of Contents.  It contains the page number of each section so the reader helps to be able to find things easily. It has the subheadings of each chapter.
  • List of Tables. It includes the tables used in your thesis.
  • List of Figures. It provides list of figures in your document.
  • List of Illustration. It contains the illustration used in your thesis.
  • List of Symbols and Abbreviation. It includes the symbols and abbreviation used in your document.
  • Glossary.  This section is optional but it is good to have a glossary of terms so that your reader may understand all terms use during your study, It is serve as brief dictionary.
  • Acknowledgement.  It is the way of thanking those who make contribution to make your thesis possible. Also, it is optional.
  • Introduction. It contains the background of your study as well the hypothesis. Also, it provides the statement of the problem as well as the solution to the problem.
  • Review of Related Literature. It provides the published documents related to your study which provides also the substantive findings and theoretical and methodological contributions.
  • Materials and Methods Used. It contains the methods as well as the materials used to solve the problem presented in your study.
  • Results and Discussion. It provides how do your obtains the results and discussed it in the proper way using proper formulas and measurements.
  • Conclusion and Suggestion for further research.  It discussed the conclusion regarding the hypothesis presented in the introduction. Also, describe the possible future research.
  • Appendices. It includes the research related material used in your study such as survey questionnaire, interview transcripts and other supplementary data.

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