0

I thought about writing a short bio, maybe 100 words, for the back cover of my thesis.

Should I do this? What to include in that case?

3

It sounds like you're thinking of your thesis like a book, and indeed in some countries/disciplines, at least a few copies to get produced as such.

For most theses that I see these days, however, the notion of "back cover" is entirely meaningless. There is an electronic document that starts with a cover page, which you might consider a "front cover" if you want to, but the end of the document has nothing in particular to distinguish it, except that you come to the end of the references and/or appendices. Moreover, many institutions have fairly strong requirements for thesis formatting, and in most that I have encountered there is no place for an author bio.

As such, I think that adding an author bio would not make sense, unless it is specifically part of a format that you are required to use by your institution.

  • Is not a requirement. In fact, I think is not necessary. My CV is in LinkedIn. – biotech Jul 13 '15 at 16:54
  • 1
    For what it's worth, many universities require a vita page in thesis, which is essentially a bio. – ff524 Jul 13 '15 at 17:48
  • 1
    On the other hand, if it's brief and accurate and modest it isn't likely to do any harm. (My usual response to web forms with a "bio" box is "Yes, mostly biological.") – keshlam Jul 13 '15 at 23:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.