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I'm writing my BSc thesis. A general structure for writing this kind of documents is to start with an abstract, introduction etc. In most cases this includes usage of specialized words, i.e., NP-Complete, Polynomially reducible etc. When I think about general readers or even freshmen/sophomores, I feel discouraged following this style. Specially, in the introduction section, a brief review of the current literature is given, which is intractable for an undergrad.
Do you think the following structure is Ok :
- Write the abstract in plain English, without any technical terms
- Briefly introduce technical terms/concepts that are used in your thesis
- Follow general structure.
I'm not asking about my thesis structure in particular. I'm asking, as an expert do you think this structure ok? So that, if I become a teacher someday, I can encourage my students to write in this way at BSc level. So that students at first or second year feel more interested.
Addendum: If this question passes muster, I think it also should be community wiki-fied. If you have an opinion on whether that is the case, please also leave a note.