Titles and abstracts are filed electronically, and keywords are put in electronic storage.
All theses and dissertations must have an abstract at the beginning of the document that is formatted according to SHSU guidelines.
The abstract is a descriptive summary, no longer than 350 words, composed of three principal parts: NOTE FOR JOURNAL-READY THESES: Don't confuse this abstract with the other abstracts that you will create for each section of a journal-ready thesis.
These communicate specific information from the dissertation, including the purpose, methods, and scope of the report, article, or paper.
They provide the dissertation results, conclusions, and recommendations.