One of the final things you need to do is write your abstract and acknowledgements. The abstract is an important piece of work as it is one of the first things an examiner will look at. It is also the section of your text that is reproduced in computerised databases of theses. The acknowledgements are also an important part of your text in that they can reveal a lot about your disciplinary membership and networks at the same time as they express gratitude to the people that have helped you in the pursuit of your studies. This chapter provides suggestions for how to structure thesis and dissertation abstracts and acknowledgements. Examples of abstracts and acknowledgements are included for you to analyse.