If you think your thesis does not require a table of contents, contact the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies thesis section to confirm this the accuracy of the table of contents will be checked at final submission for additional information on formatting a table of contents (including lists of tables and lists of figures). The curriculum vitae is a professional biography of the doctoral candidate to see an example, check the sample pages the vita is the last page(s) of the dissertation and is the next consecutive page number of the dissertation graduation ceremony & diplomas ceremony degrees are awarded in may, august, and. Please see the sample thesis or dissertation pages throughout and at the end of this document for illustrations title page copyright page abstract dedication, acknowledgements, and preface (each optional) table of contents, with page numbers list of tables, list of figures this need not be the year you graduate. A thesis or dissertation [add proposal if appropriate] presented to the college of graduate and professional studies department of your department name indiana state university terre haute, indiana text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text table of contents. Truly make your articles and doctoral dissertation progress being systematic is also important for example, if your research involves interviews, record the interviews and transcribe the tapes, instead of merely making notes and leaving room for misinterpretations this way you will have the material in a precise written form. A thesis (or dissertation) may be arranged as a thesis by publication or a monograph, with or without appended papers, respectively, though many graduate programs allow candidates to submit a curated collection of published papers an ordinary monograph has a title page, an abstract, a table of contents, comprising the.
From our own experience, we know how difficult it is to begin to write a thesis, especially if you don't know how to start or structure it for this reason, other theses are often useful to help you get some initial ideas of how to start table of contents each university has its own rules examples of phd theses. The table of contents (often titled just contents) is the first page on which the page number appears (v, vii or ix – depending on whether there is a dedication/ epigraph) the table of contents should contain the title and beginning page number of everything that follows it: acknowledgements. The doctoral dissertation – purpose, content structure, assessment this document was written by a working group of the canadian association for graduate studies and is intended to promote and facilitate discussion on the doctoral dissertation of the 21st century among those responsible for or.
Trying to complete a phd thesis in time for the october deadline we share some advice on getting over that final hurdle. For example, if you are writing a business plan or discussing a law scenario, or answering an examination question, you may not need the above elements, unless the question in an ma or msc dissertation you may like to suggest something that could be developed from your work as a phd thesis.
To preserve visual coherence, you may wish to limit the abstract for your doctoral dissertation to one double-spaced page, about 280 words the structure of the abstract should mirror the structure of the whole thesis, and should represent all its major elements for example, if your thesis has five chapters (introduction,. C the methodology chapter d the data chapters (note the plural) e the final chapter task 19 what are the differences between holliday's seven boxes and silverman's components can you identify silverman's a, b, c, d and e components in the following contents pages from a phd thesis 1 introduction 11. A doctoral dissertation makes an original contribution to knowledge, as defined in a discipline or an interdisciplinary domain and addresses a significant researchable problem not all problems are researchable and not all are significant problems that can be solved by a mere descriptive exercise are not appropriate for the. Complete the student information section and sign the student agreement 2 obtain your committee members' signatures 3 scan your form (pdf) when it is completed and signed 4 upload the pdf to the administrative documents section of the uw etd administrator site deadline: 11:59 pm pst on the last day of the.
Table of contents format center the term “table of contents” the table of contents should only include listings for the acknowledgements page and any sections following the table of contents item page numbers should align at the right margin follow the spacing guidelines included in your chosen style manual. In this guide, tara brabazon gives her top ten tips for doctoral failure. Do not type a section heading at the top of the second or subsequent pages of the table of contents the word continued should appear at the bottom of the previous page if possible, begin the second page with a chapter title or a level one heading (rather than a lower level heading) or with bibliography.