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Thesis A Report Structure

Introduction sell the topic, summarise aims
(1-2 pages)
Background set context, evaluate previous work
(4-6 pages)
Proposal/Plan how do you plan to tackle the problem
(with justification based on ideas in Background)
(3-5 pages)
Bibliography give references for all work cited
(1-2 pages)

"set context" = define/examine problem in detail, set out evaluation framework