How to name a chapter?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
March 19, 2015
How to name a chapter?

Working on a course or diploma project, students need not only to choose the right material, but also to name the relevant chapters. Sometimes it may be asked how to properly name the chapter and what rules must be followed.

The article will try to figure it out.

Naming chapters ...

Remember that each chapter of the work must have its own individual unique title. In no case should it repeat the name of the entire work. The name of the chapter should reflect the full essence of what is said in the text of this section, what problems it contains and what solution is proposed.

To the thesis or term paper was interesting and structured not only in meaning, but also in appearance, it is important in each chapter to create at least two separate subsections. Each paragraph should have a two-level numbering.

Usually in the first chapter of the work the theoretical foundations of the disclosed topic are indicated. Although this section is introductory and introducing the topic, it should not be called “Theoretical Foundations”,because the chapter should have a more specific title showing exactly which basics are being considered. For example, if the topic of work relates to banking, the first chapter can be titled “Features of banking as an object of analysis”.

The second chapter reflects the experience of other parties in solving the problem mentioned earlier. It is also worth mentioning the analyzes that were conducted on this topic, so the name of this subsection may carry a meaning of how others solve this problem.

Remember that the name of the chapter should always be specific, so even if the third chapter reveals practical solutions to the task, it should not begin with the phrase “practical aspects”. In this section, mention what kind of solution you personally offer: this will help you come up with a unique name. For example, if the thesis or coursework is devoted to algebraic equations, then the name may be “Options for solving algebraic equations”.