Large documents in microsoft word it also serves as a visual example of what your printed thesis may look like the abstract is a brief summary of your thesis, and should not be more than a page in an academic publication, the abstract should 12 paper format and margins 81 formatting the table of contents. Macro-template instructions template users have an advantage in that there isn' t much they need to do concerning the table of contents (toc), except write and properly format the rest of their document as you write your paper, use the pre- formatted headings provided under the shsu tab, and don't. While the excellence of the content of the thesis or dissertation is the responsibility of the respective departments, the graduate school controls the actual format of •spacing 11 •word processing regulations 11 •paper quality 12 preparing illustrations 12 •tables and figures 12 •photographs 13 filing procedure 14. Structure of a dissertation title page information page preface acknowledgements abstract (summary) table of contents list of figures and tables list of abbreviations glossary introduction in the introduction, you introduce the topic and the problem statement, and you describe how your dissertation is constructed. 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.
The following statement, centered, 1″ below your name: “a [ dissertation or thesis ] submitted to the faculty at the university of north carolina at chapel hill in partial fulfillment of the table of contents should not contain listings for the pages that precede it, but it must list all parts of the thesis or dissertation that follow it. What to include: the abstract the lay abstract the table of contents all other preliminary pages the main divisions and subdivisions of the thesis. A thesis requires a detailed table of contents that lists the headings and page numbers of each section rather than manually scrolling through your document making notes of where everything is (and having to go back and change numbers every time you add something new or move a section) why not let word do all the. Sample table of contents table of contents acknowledgments iii list of tables vi list of figures vii chapter i research objective 1 introduction 1 statement of the problem and need for the study 3 subproblems 4 definitions 9 ii related literature 12 theoretical.
Center the heading (eg, “table of contents,” “chapter 3,” “results,” or “appendix”) approximately two inches from the top edge of the paper, and type it entirely in uppercase letters chapter titles are optional if you title one chapter, however, then all chapters must have titles keep all titles approximately the. Title of paper – if more than one line use inverted pyramid form text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text table of contents list of tables [note: you will have to reformat this list after it is generated to add a period after the table number and remove italics.
Clinicalpsychologystudentcom: this video is part of our video series on technology it demonstrates how to format your table of contents these basics can help you to put your final dissertation or thesis document into proper apa format (or a proprietary format that your school requires) visit our website. A verbal road map or verbal table of contents guiding the reader to what lies ahead is it obvious where introductory material (old stuff) ends and your contribution (new stuff) begins remember that this is not a review paper we are looking for original work and interpretation/analysis by you break up the introduction.