If you are near the end of your thesis, you can start to think about putting on the finishing touches. One thing you will have to do here is write your acknowledgements. A lot of people worry about this, but there\u2019s really no need. As we are about to show, it's actually quite simple!\n\nWhat Are Acknowledgements?\nThe acknowledgement section of a thesis is where you can thank everyone who has helped you in your research. It is typically located at the beginning of your thesis, right after the contents page, and shouldn\u2019t really be more than one or two pages long. The best thing to do is to keep it concise.\n\nWho Should I Thank?\nThink about the people who were of crucial importance during your research. This could include friends, family or professors, or even volunteers who have taken part in your research. It's also important to acknowledge professional bodies who have given you funding or other help.\n\nHow Should I Write It?\nThere are no strict requirements for the tone of your acknowledgements; it's essentially the one section where you can be a little bit more informal! Try to make sure the tone fits the person or organization you're thanking, though, maintaining a formal approach when addressing funding bodies or other official groups.\nOther than trying to be concise, the main thing you should keep in mind is varying your language, if only because starting every sentence with "I would like to thank..." will sound a bit dull.\nThere are several ways you could word your thanks. A few suggestions are:\n\n\n \tThis research would not have been possible without\u2026\n \tMy sincere thanks go to\u2026\n \tI am grateful to\u2026\n \tHeartfelt thanks to\u2026\n \tI would like to express my gratitude to\u2026\n \tAppreciation is due to\u2026\n \tI acknowledge the contribution of\u2026\n \tI am indebted to\u2026\n\nAnd that\u2019s all there is to it! Relax and enjoy writing your acknowledgements. If you've got this far in the thesis-writing process, you're over the toughest bit now! For more information about writing a dissertation or thesis, read our full dissertation writing guide.