Writing a Dissertation Acknowledgement, it has always been an intriguing process. The majority of the student asks themselves why should we put anyone in to our acknowledgments if I am the only one who did the most of efforts to write that piece of paper. I completely understand them, and they are 100% right, however we do not set rules, and I am pretty sure there is still a couple of people who helped you to go through that time consuming process. The easiest way to actually write the acknowledgement is to copy the formula and put your own people into it. Let’s take a look at few examples of dissertation acknowledgements:
I would like to express the deepest appreciation to my committee chair Professor _________, who has the attitude and the substance of a genius: he continually and convincingly conveyed a spirit of adventure in regard to research and scholarship, and an excitement in regard to teaching. Without his guidance and persistent help this dissertation would not have been possible.
I would like to thank my committee members, Professor _______ and Professor _______, whose work demonstrated to me that concern for global affairs supported by an “engagement” in comparative literature and modern technology, should always transcend academia and provide a quest for our times.
In addition, a thank you to Professor _________, who introduced me to Linguistics, and whose enthusiasm for the “underlying structures” had lasting effect. I thank the University of _______ for permission to include copyrighted pictures as a part of my dissertation. I also thank ___ Press for permission to include Chapter 5 of my dissertation, which was originally published in ____ Journal. I would also like to thank to _______ Foundation for their financial support granted through predoctoral fellowship.
Here is another dissertation acknowledgement example:
I would like to express the deepest appreciation to my committee members who were so patient with me. Dr. xxxx, who embodied the figure of a kind professor, provided support and instilled mental stimulation in regards to my research. Without his guidance this study would not have been possible. Dr. xxxxx inspired me to take pride in my research; her enthusiasm for research efforts will have a significant effect on my future projects. Without her persistence, I would have lost my motivation. Dr. xxxxxx xxxx gave direction when it was most needed. His advice throughout this process kept me focused on this topic. Also, I am grateful to my friends xxxxx, xxxxxx and xxxxxx, Xxxxxx, who helped me tremendously. Thank you to xxxxx, xxxxx, and xxxx who listened to my complaints and xxxxx and xxxxx who made my school life easier. I wish to thank my extended family, xxxx, xxxxx, xxxx, xxxxx, and xxxxxx who fed and surprised me and my bosses xxxxx and xxxxxx who taught and supported me; their support was greatly appreciated. I also thank pastor xxxx and xxxxx who prayed for me and xxxx and xxxxx who helped me a lot. Finally, I express my deepest appreciation to my mom and my sister who prayed for me every day and without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.