How many pages must the thesis have? How many copies should I make? How to bind?

How many pages must the thesis have? How many copies should I make? How to bind?

We asked our Laura (the assistant for Tesi24’s thesis) what are the questions most often addressed by future undergraduates.

We assume that these questions are legitimate but that they will not help you overcome the blank page panic that you will surely encounter in writing your thesis (or maybe you have already passed it because you are a lucky student!).

We decided to share some of the statistics collected over the years of work with university undergraduates to allow you to get an idea (but it is only an approximation). Remember though that these data are not necessarily corresponding to your specific case, they are an average (and averages are always “to be taken with pliers”). Our averages include very small papers, study projects but also large volumes prepared by doctoral students. So … take the numbers and data with the proper precautions and focus on your content rather than quantity. Aim to create quality in the topic you’ve chosen, without wasting too much time on these statistics.

  • Average pages per document in the year 2018: 85
  • Average pages per document in the year 2017: 87
  • Average pages per document in 2016: 87
  • Average pages per document in the year 2015: 86
  • Average pages per document in 2014: 91
  • Average pages per document in the year 2013: 100
  • Average pages per document in 2012: 92

Summary and interpretation: an average thesis has about 90 pages. 🙂

  • Average bindings for each student in the year 2018: 3
  • Average bindings for each student in the year 2017: 3
  • Average bindings for each student in the year 2016: 3
  • Average bindings for each student in the year 2015: 3
  • Average bindings for each student in the year 2014: 2
  • Average bindings for each student in the year 2013: 3
  • Average bindings for each student in the year 2012: 3

Summary and interpretation: 2/3 bindings are the average that the students ask for.

Why these numbers?

Here is an example of distribution: a copy goes to the speaker, a copy remains to the graduating student (memory of immense efforts or at least a period of those that are not forgotten). If there is a correlator it will take another copy. Sometimes it is required that each commissioner has a copy (also in economic format). Other times the student gives copies to friends and relatives … in short, the quantity depends on different factors.

The most chosen bindings? The classics always win over the years: Night Blue Imitation Leather and Bordeaux Imitation Leather. If you are undecided … play it safe! 🙂 However, if you want to refer to traditions … take a look at this article.

Which paper should you choose for the printing of your degree thesis? The most chosen is the 100 gram paper but here we give you some tips to help you choose the one that best suits your needs.

The advice we give you is always and in any case to refer to your university’s institutional website and to the requests of your specific faculty (department) and especially to your supervisor!

Good job!