Thesis Format
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Thesis Format

Your university will give you their guidelines for how to format your thesis. They will tell you the style you need to follow. A thesis has the following possible pages:
        
  • Copyright page, which is optional and not paginated
  • Signature page, which is not paginated
  • Title page, which is not paginated
  • Dedication, which is optional and not paginated
  • Acknowledgements, which is paginated in Roman numerals
  • Abstract, which is paginated in Roman numerals
  • Table of Contents, which is paginated in Roman numerals
  • List of Tables, which is optional and paginated in Roman numerals
  • List of Figures, which is optional and paginated in Roman numerals
  • List of Illustrations/Maps/Slides, which is optional and paginated in Roman numerals
  • Text, which is numbered in Arabic numerals
  • Appendix, which is optional and paginated in Arabic numerals
  • Glossary, which is optional and paginated in Arabic numerals
  • Bibliography, which must be formatted according to the style guide you are using
  • Vita, which is optional and paginated in Arabic numerals

For samples and further descriptions of pages, see: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/pdn/pdf/format_guidelines-m.pdf , https://www.clarku.edu/graduate/current/formatguides/thesis-format-guide.pdf , http://graduate.rice.edu/thesisformat and http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/etd/req-sections.shtml

As you can see, every school has its own requirements, and you must follow those. When you submit your thesis for editing, we will need your school’s guidelines to ensure we (and you) are following them.