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    Thijs Bol Guest

    Can I use this as a title for my dissertation?

    Dear all,

    I'm currently writing a dissertation on the relation between education and labor market outcomes. I want to give the dissertation the following title:


    Why does education pay off?


    As there is probably nothing worse than having an erroneous title, I want to know if this is indeed correct English (AE).

    Thanks in advance,

    Thijs

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    abaka is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Can I use this as a title for my dissertation?

    Grammatically it is correct, stylistically unorthodox. Have you discussed it with your thesis adviser?

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    Re: Can I use this as a title for my dissertation?

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, my thesis advisor thinks it's ok. However, we're both Dutch, so that's why I'm trying to get feedback from natives.

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    Re: Can I use this as a title for my dissertation?

    The responsibility rests with your adviser. If in their opinion you can defend such a thesis, then go ahead.

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