Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-3020 (Print)
ISSN 2542-193X (Online)


Dissertation as a Scientific Narrative

The article draws the attention of the authors of dissertations (undergraduates, graduate students, applicants) to the narrative aspect of the dissertation. Signs of the concept of “narrative” (from the English “narrative” is “story”) can be fully attributed to the dissertation (from the Latin “dissertatio” is “research”). This is already indicated by the source of the term: it comes from the Latin word narrare (“tell”), which is related to gnarus (“knowing something, knowledgeable”) and ignorantia (“ignorance, inexperience”).

Сommunicative Function of Thesis and Professional Grade of Dissertator

Some recommendations for writing dissertation thesis, that increase its information and communication meaning are suggested.