Chapters (numbered with arabic numerals) [begin with page number 1 at center bottom on first page of first chapter, continue with consecutive numbers to end of manuscript] appendix or appendices half-sheet title page [if applicable counted and numbered in sequence and included in table of contents] appendices. In order of appearance: prefatory pages ▫ frontispiece or quote page (optional ) faces the title page ▫ title page ▫ dedication (optional) ▫ abstract (not more than 150 words for master's, 350 for doctoral) ▫ preface (optional) ▫ acknowledgement (optional) ▫ table of contents (listing chapter heads and subheads. The following order is required for components of your thesis or dissertation: title page copyright page abstract dedication, acknowledgements, and preface ( each optional) table of contents, with page numbers list of tables, list of figures, or list of illustrations, with titles and page numbers (if applicable) list of. The title of the table of contents is contents the table of contents is organised by numbering the parts as main chapters and subchapters there is no full stop following main chapter and subchapter numbers the titles in the table of contents must be identical to the corresponding titles in the text the title of the thesis and of.
The introduction should be focused on the thesis question(s) all cited work should be directly relevent to the goals of the thesis this is not a place to summarize everything you have ever read on a subject explain the scope of your work, what will and will not be included a verbal road map or verbal table of contents. The value of a working table of contents for your thesis or dissertation although every student working on a thesis or dissertation begins the project with the best of intentions and an ideal outline in mind, it often proves difficult to stick to those initial plans as the text begins to unfold and its complexities. Thesis/dissertation approval (tda) form □ proofread the table of contents by itself for spelling errors □ check the chapter titles and section headings (if included) that are listed in the table of contents against those found in the text for each title or heading, first check that the page number listed in the table of contents. Table of contents is a good format for doing so finally, these are general pointers you should always feel free to contact and discuss your plans with the economics teachers do not approach them with: “i want to do something with” but give it some good thought before i will typically not suggest topics for your thesis but.
The preliminary pages are counted in sequence any page with a major heading on it (title page, abstract, table of contents, etc) is counted, but no page number is typed on the page second pages to the abstract, table of contents, lists and acknowledgements are numbered with lower case roman numerals centred within. Guiding principles this manual establishes a set of guidelines designed to ensure consistency, legibility, and professional appearance for all theses and dissertations general principles are that all theses and dissertations should adhere to include the following • the thesis or dissertation must be the original work of the. Why this is important: ms word can make a table of contents automatically by using heading styles while you are writing your document however, these instructions will focus on how to add a table of contents to an existing document • the prefatory pages, all pages before the body of the thesis or dissertation.
Formatting your csulb master's thesis or doctoral dissertation: table of contents/lists pages templates this guide is designed to help you format your manuscript using the official university guidelines manual and the style guide approved by your department as part of the requirements for a graduate. In the table of contents you list all the chapters of your dissertation as well as their page numbers. The table of contents (toc) is an organized listing of the chapters and major sections of your document readers will immediately be able to see how your manuscript is organized and then skip down to sections that are most relevant to them a clear, concise, and well formatted toc is the first indicator of. The table of contents may vary in style and amount of information included the preliminary pages (any of the pages that have been assigned roman numerals) are included in the table of contents, except that the table of contents itself is not listed the preliminary pages are then followed by the text of the thesis or.
The table of contents (often titled just contents) is the first page on which the page number appears (v, vii or ix – depending on whether there is a dedication/ epigraph) the table of contents should contain the title and beginning page number of everything that follows it: acknowledgements. The items in italics may not be relevant for your project and the following sections will try to explain the items most likely to be needed in your dissertation preliminary pages, consisting of: title page abstract or summary (one separate page) acknowledgement author's declaration contents list of figures. Each table and figure used within the thesis must be given a unique number and a title arabic numbers are used for both tables and figures tables and figures are numbered independently of each other a list of tables and a list of figures are placed separately in the preliminary pages of the thesis after the table of contents. Creating an automated table of contents located in the home tab, word's style gallery makes it easy to set consistent, one-click formatting for headings throughout your document it is these style settings that word uses to create an automatic table of contents using an automatic table of contents will save you the huge.
It is suggested that you do not actually write your thesis in the order of presentation rather, you should do the results first along with figures/figure legends, then the discussion, abstract, methodology, introduction, and references the title/cover page, list of abbreviations, acknowledgements, and table of contents should be. There is a distinct difference between submitting a manuscript to a publisher and submitting a completed thesis or dissertation to the graduate school a manuscript represents a pre-publication format a thesis or dissertation is a final, completely edited, published document students should therefore use these guidelines. Any page with a main heading on it (title page, abstract, table of contents, etc) is counted, but no page number is typed on the page second pages to the abstract, table of contents, lists, and acknowledgments are numbered with lower case roman numerals centered within the left and right thesis margins and between the.
If you expect people actually need to read it before they can read your thesis, just put it in front otherwise, put it frontmatter title half-title dedicatory preface table of contents other contents mainmatter backmatter appendicies various indexes (glossary, nomenclature ) references. Introduction table of contents are an essential part of any article, book, proceedings, report and for any paper that has plenty of information and requires to provide the reader with guidance about the availability of the content similarly, when preparing a dissertation, you may cram as much information into it as appropriate.
And figures, footnotes and endnotes, table of contents and indexes, and combining multiple documents latex is another word processing system incorporating features for the scientific and technical documentation, such as formatting equations it is sometimes used by departments such as computer science, information. List of figures, list of tables (if applicable) if illustrations such as figures, tables, graphs, maps, diagrams, photos, etc, are scattered throughout the thesis, make a separate “list of figures,” “list of tables,” “list of graphs,” etc to follow the table of contents ➢ front matter section titles are title case at left margin, with the. Title page journal page (optional) table of contents abstract acknowledgments (optional) dedication (optional) list of tables list of figures other lists (such as nomenclature or symbols, when necessary) front pages are paginated separately from the rest of the text using lower-case roman numerals at the bottom of.