The first title page and the extra blank page on the back are not necessary, however they are elegant.
The abstract is a brief, roughly one-page long summary of the written thesis and is written in Finnish or Swedish and English. The abstract provides the reader with the bibliographical information of the thesis and gives a general picture of its content. The library uses the abstract when entering information about the thesis into data systems. So keep in mind that the keywords in the abstract are used to search for information only in the abstract. You should therefore include all of the key terminology and core concepts of your thesis in your abstract.
The abstract should be an independently readable, straightforward text (no bullet points!) and it should contain only things stated in the written thesis. It should not refer to the actual text and it should not include unestablished abbreviations, underlining, or spacing.
Keywords describing the content of your thesis (1–7 core concepts of your thesis). These do not have to be indexing terms that comply with library standards, but you may add your own.
Please note that future citers of your thesis may find your thesis based on these keywords, the (standard) indexing terms provided by the library, and the text in the abstract.
A foreword is not necessary. In a foreword, you may shed light on the background of the thesis, however so that the information necessary for understanding the work is not given until the introduction.
In the foreword, you may also thank individuals who have helped you outside their regular duties or have been exceptionally active in helping you. (The actual supervisor who works within his/her job description is not such a person, although he/she is often also thanked.)
The foreword is often signed similarly to a letter (place, date, name).
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