What readers expect from a dissertation title

There are a number of broad rules to think about when constructing your title. Titles should be (a) descriptive and explanatory, not general, (b) precise, and (c) internally consistent. In addition, titles should avoid using (a) abbreviations, acronyms and initials, or (b) a teasing or cute style. These do's and don'ts are briefly explained below:

A title should also avoid using:

Moving forward

In the next section, we show you what the reader learns from a dissertation title: LEARNING: What the reader learns from a dissertation title.