ETD Formats


Standard Format

Formatting Guidelines Table

a) Front Matter
The "Front Matter" refers to the pages in the beginning of your ETD. It usually includes the title and abstract pages. The title page contains the front matter items from title through copyright statement and is followed by the abstract page. The dedication appears on its own page, as does the author's acknowledgments. The table of contents and each list of multimedia objects appears on its own page.

Elements of front matter:

  1. Title [See Template: Word , Latex ]
  2. Abstract
  3. Dedication (optional)
  4. Acknowledgements (optional)
  5. Table of contents
  6. List of figures (if tables are included in the thesis/ dissertation)
  7. List of tables (if tables are included in the thesis/ dissertation)
  8. List of abbreviations (optional)

b) Body Matter
The chapters of the ETD, in logical order and each with its own title, constitute the body matter. Chapter titles usually include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Review of Literature
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusions
  6. Summary

c) Back Matter

At the end of your ETD are the references, appendices, and other back matter.

 

Manuscript Format

Formatting Guidelines Table

a) Front Matter

Elements of front matter:

  1. Title [See Template: Word , Latex ]
  2. Abstract
  3. Dedication (optional)
  4. Acknowledgements (optional)
  5. Table of contents
  6. List of figures (if tables are included in the thesis/ dissertation)
  7. List of tables (if tables are included in the thesis/ dissertation)
  8. List of abbreviations (optional)
  9. Preface/ Attribution (required only if the manuscripts are co-authored)

b) Body Matter

Usually, the chapters are organized in a logical manner, which may include the following titles:

  1. Introduction
  2. Literature Review (optional)
  3. Title for Manuscript
    1. Title
    2. Abstract
    3. Introduction
    4. Materials and methods
    5. Results
    6. Discussion
    7. References
  4. Title for Manuscript 2 (See Chapter 3 above)
  5. Conclusions
    1. Summary
    2. Overall model if appropriate (text or illustration if appropriate)

c) Back Matter

At the end of your ETD are the references, appendices, and other back matter.

 


Graduate School's ETD Formatting Guidelines


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