I'm going to do a public contest whose proof is a dissertation text. To better organize ideas and present them clearly, I intend to divide them into a few sections. However, if they reject the text for having divisions, what academic and bibliographical basis can I use to justify this method? Is there any basis for this?

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    Can you ask them first if that is OK?
    – Buffy
    Sep 2, 2023 at 20:20
  • The document that regulates the public examination only informs that it is a dissertation text. And getting in touch is not an easy task. The question above is precisely to file an appeal if the text is not accepted. Sep 2, 2023 at 20:41
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    Do they describe "appeals" as an option? If they won't answer questions, it seems unlikely they will consider appeals.
    – Buffy
    Sep 2, 2023 at 20:45
  • There is a target date for appels only. Sep 2, 2023 at 20:53

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You can certainly divide a short report into sections; if you need an "academic and bibliographical basis" for defending your choice, any bibliographic database will provide you with a vast choice of papers that fit your description (length <=4 pages, divided in sections).

As for the risk of having your work rejected: it is impossible to provide a complete answer without more context, but I believe it's quite unlikely a work will be rejected in a contest for a minor issue such as improper section division and ordering (unless the contest rules explicitly say otherwise).

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