A good synopsis will cover the main conflict and the resolution of the story while describing the emotional development of the main character.
It is important to edit your synopsis carefully, as it will usually be included as part of a larger proposal.
This Study Guide addresses the task of writing a dissertation.
It aims to help you to feel confident in the construction of this extended piece of writing, and to support you in its successful completion.
You will need it to be succinct, specific, descriptive, and representative of the research you have done.
There is likely to be a required format for the title page in your discipline, so you need to check what that is.
It is certainly an academic exercise, but perhaps not too different from the concise explanations of your research you may have had to give to relatives and neighbours over the last few years, in terms of its brevity, accessibility, and comprehensiveness.
This is your opportunity to mention individuals who have been particularly helpful.
It should be able to stand alone in representing why and how you did what you did, and what the results and implications are.
It is often only one page long, and there may be a word limit to adhere to.