Chapter 1: Introduction to Graduate Research and Thesis Writing
Section 1.2: Purpose of the thesis document
The purpose of a thesis is the documentation of a student's scholarly activity in a formal structure that lends a relatively uniform appearance to work completed at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The thesis structure is intended to facilitate the understanding of students' scholarly work by people unfamiliar with the specific work presented, but who are familiar with professional writing in general. Also the thesis structure is intended to aid students in the preparation of manuscripts from their scholarly work.