In this lesson, we will discuss the different types of acknowledgments that you should use when writing a paper. We will also look at how to write an acknowledgment page for your thesis or dissertation.
Thanking People Who Helped You Out
There are several ways to acknowledge people who helped you out with your project. One of them is by thanking them in your acknowledgements section. This is usually the last part of your paper where you thank everyone who has helped you throughout the process.
It is very important to mention these people because they deserve credit for helping you complete your work.
Giving Thanks to Someone Else
If you’re not sure how to write an acknowledgement section, here’s a list of things you should consider when acknowledging others’ contributions.
- Thank them publicly.
- Give them a gift.
- Send them a handwritten note.
- Write them a letter.
- Make a donation to a charity of their choice.
- Create something special just for them.
- Do something nice for them.
- Tell them how much you appreciate them.
- Ask them for advice.
- Share something they did well.
Asking for Help or Advice
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of people who contribute to our work. And while we’d love to acknowledge everyone who has helped us along the way, sometimes it’s easier to ask for help than to offer thanks. Here are some ways to make asking for help more effective.
Apologizing for Something
If you’re apologizing for something, you might think you need to apologize because you did something wrong. But there are other reasons why you might apologize. For example, you might apologize when you realize you’ve hurt someone else’s feelings.
Or you might apologize when you want to show respect for someone.