Posts made in August, 2013

Formatting a Thesis

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Dissertation Writing | 0 comments

All dissertations are required to be formatted according to the guidelines that have been laid down by the university where they are studying. These have to be closely followed by the student when he is compiling his report. In case he does not format his report properly then it could get rejected by the university. While the rules for the formation of a thesis is bound to vary from one university to the other, most are likely to follow certain general guidelines. One of the most important aspects of any report is the way citations are given. There are some universities that specify a style which the student will have to follow. There are others that give the student a choice of two or three styles that they can follow in their report. The student needs to make sure that he is adequately informed on the type of style that he needs to follow according to the guidelines. All universities require the student to come up with a good title page according to the guidelines that they have laid down. There should also be appropriate dedications and acknowledgments to those that have helped with the thesis. All dissertations are required to have a table of contents, introductory passages, chapter wise segregation and bibliography. When it comes to matters like page format and font size, it has been noticed that MS Word has proven to be a very potent application for helping the student with his report. Many universities need the student to submit a report both in a paperback form as well as on a computer disk. The quality of the paper, the size of the paper and the printing style are also laid down by the university which the student will have to religiously adhere to. The material used for the cover is sometimes left for the student to decide and sometimes specified by the university. If it is left to the student then he should examine all his options and decide which cover would make his report look elegant. The font style that is used on the cover sheet to create the title should make it stand out from the rest because it is essential to remember that there would be many reports submitted by many students. When the report has been compiled, it is a good idea to have an expert look through it since it would tell the student whether the thesis has been formatted properly or...

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