How many words should each dissertation chapter be?

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My school recommends 3 chapters and then intro, conclusion + abstract and it’s a 10,000 word dissertation. Is this roughly 2500 words for each chapter? The intro is meant to be 1000 words as well as the conclusion. Abstract is roughly 100 words
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It depends. What are you working on?
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My school recommends 3 chapters and then intro, conclusion + abstract and it’s a 10,000 word dissertation. Is this roughly 2500 words for each chapter? The intro is meant to be 1000 words as well as the conclusion. Abstract is roughly 100 words
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It depended on what the your dissertation question is on? Some chapters may be longer as it may be the critical part of the discussion. which would need more words dedicated to it. If you are just starting on writing your dissertation, I wouldn't worry about chapter at the moment. When I wrote both my dissertations for UG and PG the chapters changed once I started writing and realized I could write on one specific area in more detail.

Hope this helps. If you need any more advice please give me a shout.

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It depended on what the your dissertation question is on? Some chapters may be longer as it may be the critical part of the discussion. which would need more words dedicated to it. If you are just starting on writing your dissertation, I wouldn't worry about chapter at the moment. When I wrote both my dissertations for UG and PG the chapters changed once I started writing and realized I could write on one specific area in more detail.

Hope this helps. If you need any more advice please give me a shout.

Dom
My dissertation is the depiction of women in my artist of choice’ paintings. I’ve had a lot to say for chapters 2&3 but really stuck what to for chapter 1. I was going to use chapter 1 and kind of an intro to what other paintings of women were like throughout the period ( the renaissance) but don’t know if this would be seen as a cop out because surely that would go in the actual introduction?
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My dissertation is the depiction of women in my artist of choice’ paintings. I’ve had a lot to say for chapters 2&3 but really stuck what to for chapter 1. I was going to use chapter 1 and kind of an intro to what other paintings of women were like throughout the period ( the renaissance) but don’t know if this would be seen as a cop out because surely that would go in the actual introduction?
Hi agian

What you could do is have an extended introduction that introduces the other painting and the context on your dissertation. This will then mean that the other 2 chapters will have space to get into the nitty gritty of your analysis. In chapter one you an also highlight other issues but explain why you are focusing your discussion on one specific area.

Hope this helps.
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