Acknowledgments for the thesis supervisor. How to look good?

On request, the dedication tips and thanks to the rapporteur of your degree thesis return.

If you are starting right now to write thanks for the speaker, it means that the end of the tunnel is already visible in the distance.

But what to do if you have lost your inspiration on the most beautiful, or if you are afraid of using inappropriate words?

And what to do if the inspiration is not there because the speaker only once corrected your thesis, ignored your emails and inevitably jeopardized your appointments? Also in situation number three it is necessary to thank him, at least to guarantee an extra point on the day of the discussion.

I know, I know, dear Umberto Eco was against thanks to the rapporteur. In fact, if you think about it, it’s like when you travel by plane and people applaud when the pilot lands on the runway: and God forbid! He only did his job …

Seriously, unless your rapporteur in person obliges you to exclude him from thanks (something more unique than rare), the advice would seem to be to include them – even if they are not mandatory.

If you have already read: 10 ideas for thanks to the thesis supervisor, but you are still undecided about what to do …

Here are 10 more proposals to use as a starting point to thank your rapporteur:

  • I thank Prof. XY, my rapporteur and guide on this journey not without difficulties. His support was fundamental.
  • First of all I thank my rapporteur, Prof. XZ, for the invaluable advice and for the great support in writing this thesis.
  • First of all I would like to thank Prof. KH, my rapporteur, for the great availability and professionalism shown to me during these months of work: his suggestions have been invaluable.
  • A big thank you to Prof. JH, for having followed and supported me in the realization of this project, and for having shown me that from our mistakes we can find the motivation to start again.

A sincere thank you to Prof. HH, my rapporteur, for the valid advice and constancy with which he supported and guided me through the difficulties.

I particularly thank my supervisor, Prof. JJ, for always encouraging me and teaching me to look at things from a new perspective.

An authentic thanks to Prof. XX, his teachings have been and will always be inspiration for my work. Thank you for showing me that it is always possible to improve.

None of this would have been possible without the great contribution of Prof. YZ. Pushing me beyond my limits, he gave me the opportunity to get where I am now and for that I thank you.

There are no words to express my gratitude for the immense work carried out and the commitment that Prof. BB has dedicated to me for the realization of this project. I am deeply grateful.

To Prof. XY. With these few words I would like to show you all my gratitude for good advice and for always believing in my abilities. Deeply thank you!

Latest tips …

Obviously the thanks for the speaker must also be written based on the experiences gained together. If the professor struggles to remember your name, it would be appropriate to maintain a very formal style and remain vague.

In any case, it is important to remember that, being a degree thesis, it would be appropriate to contain extreme sentimentality and to maintain a minimum of seriousness – and this also applies to thanks in general.

Do you want to give vent to your voice? Make friends and relatives feel special? In this case it could be a nice idea to have copies printed with special thanks separately. This will allow you to say everything you want without compromising the apparent seriousness that you will exhibit in front of the commission.

What are you waiting for? Run to write! We leave you a sound to concentrate the last available energies and put an end to your thesis.