Page 1 of 26 how to format your thesis or dissertation how to view the formatting marks in your document 2. Our thesis formatting tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of formatting your thesis from our template file for more information on how to format and edit your manuscript, see our thesis & dissertation formatting general advice page. How to write a thesis statement what is a thesis statement almost all of us—even if we don’t do it consciously—look early in an essay for a one- or two-sentence condensation of the argument or analysis that is to follow. Table of contents format center the term “table of contents” the table of contents should only include listings for the acknowledgements page and any sections following the table of contents. Will have regarding form and style relative to writing research papers, theses, and dissertations see appendix b for a sample thesis acceptance page. Student of any corrections s/he feels need made before the student deposits the thesis at the thesis format office students should give the department head at least 24 hours to review the thesis a student cannot deposit his/her thesis until the signature of the department head has been obtained on the gs form 9, “thesis acceptance” form. Thesis and dissertation templates title page, committee students should format their thesis or dissertation to follow the guidelines contained within the.
An step-by-step guide to formatting sections and pages for a thesis. Academic disciplines differ with respect to rules for formatting doctoral dissertations and page numbers, and even in a multivolume dissertation, continue the. Project/thesis • double spaced • page numbers aligned down the page • do not add abstract to table of contents office of graduate studies. Page numbers from page 1 of chapter i through the last page of the last appendix should be placed three-quarters of an inch from the top or bottom, centered between the left and right margins see the next section for sample dissertation pages. Firstpageofthemainbodyofyourthesis/dissertation,sotocheckpage numbers,scrolltothesecondpageofthesectionyouhavejustaddedpage numbers 16 hit“ok”toexitthemenu onamac:% 1 first,clickonthebottomofthepagebeforethemainbodyofyour. How to write a thesis statement a thesis statement expresses the central argument or claim of your essay learn more in this pamphlet html pdf video.
The first page of the main text of the thesis is always page one there should be no blank pages in your thesis, except for the single blank page between the title page and the abstract your thesis should be double spaced throughout, except for long quotations and references, which are single-spaced (see fonts and line spacing. Dissertation requirements & procedures submitting your dissertation to the library is now a 2 step process: submit paper copies of your dissertation for binding. One of the required page numbering changes for your thesis or dissertation is that you need to use roman numerals (eg, i, ii, iii) for your introductory sections (abstract, table of contents), and then switch to arabic numerals (eg, 1, 2, 3) and begin the page numbering at 1 at the start of chapter i of your main text.
Your thesis or dissertation must be submitted and approved by the published deadline date of your graduating term in order to graduate in a given semester. Writing a thesis or dissertation is a rewarding, but challenging process working with your advisor and committee to identify your topic. Pagination paginate your thesis or dissertation following these guidelines: use lower case roman numerals (ii, iii, iv, etc) on all pages preceding the first page of chapter one the title page counts as page i, but the number does not appear therefore, the first page showing a number will be the copyright page with ii at the bottom.
Presentation requirements, including pagination, layout, type and color of paper, use of acid-free paper (where a copy of the dissertation will become a permanent part of the library collection), paper size, order of components, and citation style, will be checked page by page by the accepting officer before the thesis is accepted and a receipt is.
Thesis-dissertation page on the graduate school web site for examples texas tech university graduate school formatting manual texas tech university. This handout describes what a thesis statement is, how thesis statements work in your writing, and how you can discover or refine one for your draft. Writing your thesis in word you should now have a blank page when you print your thesis, remove this page and add the figure page you want note. Dissertation sample pages outlined below is a sample format for a dissertation title page the top line is for the dissertation chair’s signature. This guide will help you use microsoft word for your dissertation topics include: formatting page numbers, using chapter templates, footnotes, images, and figures. Format the page number so it displays in lowercase roman numeral start by double clicking with the mouse in the footer and selecting the page number left click the mouse and drag it over the page number so that it’s highlighted in “blue.
Thesis and dissertation guide requirements and guidelines doctoral signatory page review the dissertation one final time to. Developing a thesis statement and outline the thesis statement: the thesis is the main idea of an academic paper and states your attitude or opinion on a certain. Define thesis thesis synonyms, thesis pronunciation, thesis translation, english dictionary definition of thesis n pl the es 1 a proposition that. Thesis and dissertation formatting guidelines the order in which you should arrange the elements in the final copy of your dissertation/thesis follows on page 4. A thesis/dissertation formatting manual for the purdue univeristy chemistry department page chapter 1 margins, font, line spacing and page numbers. Presented in this thesis may be found in a supplemental file named questionnairetif 110 if multiple appendices are included, they should be lettered a, b, c, etc page numbering should continue from main text do not re-start numbering at 1 an appendix page must be included in the thesis for each supplemental appendix file. This page has sample title pages for a phd in a department or program, graduate school of business, graduate school of education, school of.