While you will follow one of the style guides (apa, mla, acs, turabian, etc) in citing research in your thesis/dissertation, the front pages must follow the university standards established by the school of graduate studies and research sample pages iup has established standards for the layout of the front matter of. Apa style title pages are centered horizontally and vertically it consists of the title of your paper, your name and institution for dissertations, it should also include the degree you are submitting the dissertation for, the month and the year the title page should be numbered the first page a running head. In the style dialog box, you can choose a different style to modify modifying heading 1 example rackham has very specific requirements for most elements in your document for example, your chapter titles and front matter titles (e g, dedication, acknowledgements, etc) need to be formatted in a particular way. Formatting your essay: running heads, margins, heading levels, lists, tables, figures, table of contents, title page, serial comma and quotations (apa style does not use a the number of headings needed for a paper will vary depending on the paper's complexity and subject matter sections of similar importance have the. If you are writing a rackham dissertation, you have more complicated pagination for example, rackham's guidelines require that the page numbers begin on the third or fourth page of your document (depending on if you include a graphical frontispiece) and the page number on that page should be. Thesis and dissertation formatting and submission guidelines the following format guidelines are intended to help you prepare your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation and should be used in conjunction with the specific style adopted by your academic program it is your responsibility to conform to the front matter.
The mechanics: the department/program style manual (apa, mla, etc) takes precedence over all general guidelines with the exception of the front matter pages students should use the handbook for the preparation of the thesis or research paper in order to correctly format their papers/projects and should supplement. Guidelines for preparing a dissertation at niu table of contents page introduction psychological association (apa), 6th ed, but the graduate school does not specify a particular manual of style the table of contents contains all front matter material that follows it, such as the list of tables, list of figures, list of. Your program may require you to utilize a style that is also used in a journal in your field in such case, please provide guidelines for this style when you submit your thesis to the graduate school if your program/advisor does not have a particular style required of you, we recommend using apa acquire irb/iacuc approval. Guidelines for preparing your thesis information on, and samples of, the required pages are found in the following section arrange the elements in the following order: front matter: title page – required samples of apa, chicago, and mla bibliographical styles are presented later in this manual your.
The front matter consists of: 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. Thesis dissertation templates msword templates these are samples of text for the front matter, main text, and back matter sections of a thesis/dissertation these documents use microsoft word styles you may want to modify the styles in the templates to reflect the fonts you would like to use the pagination and margins. Running heads are not used in edd and dpa dissertations spacing after punctuation there is one space after most punctuation however “space twice after punctuation marks at the end of a sentence” (apa, p 88) pagination note the placement of page numbers front matter–lower case roman numerals first pages of.
Student navigators in the taylor family digital library (tfdl) are available to help students with microsoft word formatting visit the tech support desk on the second floor of tfdl ms word title page template · apa style (word) apa style - front matter (word) latex download the thesis templates for latex here (zip). Maybe you've flipped through the first few pages of a book and wondered what all that information is about, or maybe you've always just skipped those pages either way, the material that appears at the front of a book before the actual content is called front matter, and it actually contains some very important information.
Then as you write, you can easily attach a footnote to the in text citations – ( tippery, 2012) – that then includes your full mla or apa citation call it “front matter” move the default title and contents documents to this folder, delete the forward document, and create new documents for all of these parts of your front matter. We understand that schools differ in their dissertation criteria that's why we make sure to accommodate individual needs we work with all of the major citation style formats and can handle any deviations required by your school we can also assist you in formatting the front matter (eg, title page, signature page, table of. The dissertation template includes: table of contents with hyperlinks to particular chapters page numbering (including roman numeral front matter) reference examples average word count per section chapters 1-5 guidelines apa 6th edition formatting automatic bookmarks (clickable to section) definition of terms.
Running header although the apa manual sixth edition calls for a running header in documents, the soles formatting requirement is that you not insert a running header in your dissertation margins all materials in the dissertation ( front matter, main text, appendices, etc) must conform to these margin requirements. Front matter is the “preliminary” parts of the thesis or dissertation, including the title page table of contents, lists the following is a list of typical front matter pages included in theses and dissertations table 4: overlap between areas perceived as wilderness and apa designations80 the list of figures.