|Title Page (|
|Table of Contents|
|List of Tables(if needed)|
|List of Figures(if needed)|
The body of the thesis, generally beginning with an Introduction section or Chapter One, is numbered with Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) that are placed either at the bottom center or the top right hand corner of the page. Once you have decided where to place page numbers, be consistent throughout the thesis, and make sure that the page numbers are always aligned throughout. Appendices must also include page numbers and be listed in the table of contents with their title included.
Manuscripts should be double-spaced except for:
Although many style guides ask for double spacing for some of this special material, single spacing is preferred. Each item in the bibliography or works cited section should be single-spaced with double-spacing between entries. In addition, double columns, typical in journal formats, should not be used.
Spacing of words on a line should be such that the line can be easily read. Crowding words together or leaving excessive spaces is not permitted. Right margin justification is prohibited because it can produce large gaps between words and also breaks words at the ends of sentences. Such gaps and breaks are not permitted and, if left, could require revision of the entire document.
The following margins must always be used, regardless of the instructions given by other style manuals. Giving yourself some extra space for the left margin will allow you to print out and bind your thesis if want to:
|Left||1 1/2 inches|
|Top and Bottom||1 inch|
Certain materials in appendices, as well as tables, figures, or other images may need to be photo reduced to conform to margin requirements. All material, except for the page numbers of your thesis, should fit within the required margins.
Footers are prohibited, except when used for pagination, unless they are part of a department format. Footnotes, however, are acceptable since they are not placed in the footer section of the page.
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