Dissertation Titles: Do’s and Do Not’s 1. Do not use a complete sentence as a title.No periods. 2. Do make certain that the title makes complete sense. 3. Do not use abbreviations. 4. Do not put forth the research question itself as the main title. 5. Do not make the main title and the sub title the same. 6. Do make the subtitle, if used, more elaborate than the main title.