My advisor has asked me to write my thesis in parts. So, basically, my thesis will have three major parts, each of which explains a different piece of work. However, he is asking me to also add a part called "Introduction" and a part called "Conclusions"
I know he is not quite experienced with this type of thesis writing (i.e., writing in parts), so I am not sure if this is the right thing to do. Moreover, he is asking me to add "Introduction" and "Conclusions" chapter to each part (except for the parts with the same names). This is also a little bit strange to me!
So, could someone help on structuring my thesis? This is the overall structure:
- Part 1: It consists of three main chapters on topic A.
- Part 2: It consists of two main chapters on topic B.
- Part 3: It consists of one main chapter on topic C.
I am definitely going to need an introduction somewhere to justify the three parts and how they are relevant to each other and can be placed in the same thesis, however, I do not know where this introduction should be (should it be a chapter somewhere or part?)
EDIT: Here I also mention my advisor's suggested structure for clarity:
- Part 1: Introduction (with one chapter called Introduction)
- Part 2: topic A (with one chapter called Introduction and another called Conclusions)
- Part 3: topic B (with one chapter called Introduction and another called Conclusions)
- Part 4: topic C (with one chapter called Introduction and another called Conclusions)
- Part 5: Conclusions (with one chapter called Conclusions and another called Future Work)