How To Write My Thesis On Taxation And Accounting Successfully
In order to write your thesis on taxation and accounting successfully, you should draft an outline. You were most likely taught this during primary and secondary school when you were required to submit short- to medium-length essays for class. Your thesis is nothing but one large essay. So, start with an outline.
Here are 5 things you should consider when writing your outline:
- 1. Introduction (Chapter 1). Depending on the length of your thesis, this may amount to 5-10 pages or more. This is where you summarize your thesis topic(s), provide brief backgrounds on each topic, pose your research questions and conclude with your primary findings. The introduction is also where you provide a structure map for your audience. That means that you should discuss what they will see in Chapters 2-end.
- 2. Literature Review. If your thesis on taxation does not lend itself to distinct chapters on each topic (let’s say you only have one topic), then Chapter 2 may provide a thorough background and review of the relevant literature. The foundation for a good thesis is the literature review. This is also the most time-consuming part. Consider starting with Google Scholar and inputting your primary keywords to find articles they will help you build your literature review. Your institution should have a free database through which you can access those articles. The key to a good literature review is summarizing the methods and findings of relevant articles and tying them to your own research.
- 3. Conceptual Framework. Your advisor should guide you through the conceptual framework and methodology portions of your thesis. This is where you discuss how proven theories will help you answer your research questions on taxation.
- 4. Findings. Here you should discuss your own findings. Discuss their significance and how they help you answer your research questions. Do your findings confirm the results of previous research? If not, how come?
- 5. Conclusion. Wrap up the thesis. Thus far, you have introduced the topic, provided background on previous research on your topic, explained the conceptual framework used to answer your research questions and discussed your findings. Here is where you discuss what you're learned from your research. Did your findings answer your research questions? Or did you find contrary results? If so, why do you think that maybe? If you plan to conduct any future work on taxation and accounting, you can briefly state that here.