At the beginning of any thesis paper, after the copyright page and the dedication page, is the page of the acknowledgement.When developing the acknowledgement the writer can rely on certain generally accepted phrases which are used to express gratitude – in order for the acknowledgement not to sound too unprofessional or simple.
Acknowledgements vary in length, and the effect of a very long acknowledgement—I have seen a nine-pager—is to dilute the thanks.
Such formal thanks are usually in the first paragraph or two.
Interestingly, our Guide to Theses and Dissertations states that you should “Only acknowledge people or institutions that have contributed to the content of your thesis” (14). I have seen people thank their dog for sitting at their feet for hundreds of hours, the cat for its companionable choice of the thesis draft as a place to settle down for a nap, and God for creating a magnificent universe available to be studied.
A perfect acknowledgement, as suggested by These are only a few of such phrases.
The list is long; there are many ways to write thesis acknowledgments.