This chapter will give you the chance to work on all these important aspects of writing.
Although many more prewriting strategies exist, this chapter covers six: using experience and observations, freewriting, asking questions, brainstorming, mapping, and searching the Internet.
The abstract is an important component of your thesis.
Presented at the beginning of the thesis, it is likely the first substantive description of your work read by an external examiner.
Drexel University does have the right to reproduce and publicly distribute copies of your thesis for limited and noncommercial purposes, per the Drexel University intellectual property policy.
For more information, please see A: Graduate works published through Pro Quest are indexed and searched by Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books.
It is optional for you to add your ORCID when you submit your dissertation to Pro Quest.
However, Drexel University Libraries recommends that each researcher creates an ORCID for themselves and fills out the ORCID record with information about their research activity, including places of work and publications.
Searches will retrieve basic metadata for each thesis or dissertation (title, author, abstract, keywords, etc.), and provide links to Pro Quest for purchase or access.
Searches will also retrieve a preview of the graduate work's full text in Google Books.