Chances are they would only skim through the chapters.
Most readers do read the concluding chapter; after all why read the entire thesis when the last chapter summarizes the main argument and conclusions.
Given that they’ve just spent time reading the whole chapter, they don’t want to read it all again.
What do you most want the reader to remember about this chapter?
What you do in this section is to summarize what can now be stated about the title.
This should be a brief paragraph, or simply a sentence or two.You have to join the beginning with the conclusion as you do in an essay.You can almost breathe a sigh of relief as the dissertation is nearly finished.In both of these circumstances the conclusion is working for you as a writer, as well as for the reader.It’s making sure that the start and the end of the chapter work together, they open up and then sum up the argument you are making.You have to state how your research has filled a gap in the body of research that has come before it and state what unanswered questions there are which arise from your research.These might form the basis for further research on your part in a Ph D programme, or they might inspire other post-graduate students to take up where your research has left off.Of course, using this strategy means that the first draft of the next chapter will also start with a link back, a trailer which says what you’ve done in the chapter before…so there is a decision to be made when you get to the second draft about whether a summary at the end of one chapter, and another summary at the start of the next is good for the reader…But before we get to that, the next and third post looks at headings and the way to use headings to signal flow, and to check on argument flow.To write a good conclusion you need to go back to your dissertation title and your Introduction.