A Checklist is provided to assist you in ensuring your thesis or dissertation meets all formatting guidelines.
The title page of a thesis or dissertation must include the following information: © Year Author's Full Name (as it appears on the title page) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED This page immediately follows the title page.
You do not need to file for copyright in order to include this statement in your thesis or dissertation.
However, filing for copyright can offer other protections.
If you choose to include any or all of these elements, give each its own page(s).
is a statement of the author's reasons for undertaking the work and other personal comments that are not directly germane to the materials presented in other sections of the thesis or dissertation. Any of the pages must be prepared following these guidelines: If you use symbols in your thesis or dissertation, you may combine them with your abbreviations, titling the section “LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS”, or you may set up a separate list of symbols and their definitions by following the formatting instructions above for abbreviations.
The title or caption must be included in the List of Tables and the List of Figures. Whichever method you choose, the numbering style must be the same for both Tables and Figures; for example: Table 1.1 and Figure 1.3, or Table 1 and Figure 3, not Table 1 and Figure 1.3.
You must use a consistent format for titles and captions of tables, figures and illustrations throughout the thesis. There are three acceptable locations for tables and figures: Whichever method you choose, you must be consistent.
When possible, avoid including symbols or foreign words in your abstract, as they cannot be indexed or searched.
Avoid mathematical formulas, diagrams, and other illustrative materials in the abstract.