Summary of Required Items

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The following list contains the items that must follow the instructions in this Thesis Manual: 

  1. The title page and page ii (either with the page ii number, if copyrighting, or without, if not copyrighting)
  2. Table of Contents page
  3. All chapters double spaced
  4. Proper margins on all page (1.5 inch on the left and 1 inch on the other three sides)
  5. Consistent in style and format
  6. Pagination and page number locations (0.5 inches above the bottom of the page and centered, for Preliminary pages. 0.5 inch inches below the top of the page and 1 inch from the right edge, for Text pages)
  7. Titles of tables always at the top of the table; titles of figures always at the bottom of the figure. Only the first letters of the principle words capitalized
  8. Paragraphs indented 0.5 inches, and a period at the end of a sentence followed by one space
  9. Section headings separated from the text by a double spaces, both above and below 
  10. Second order sub-sections  indented 0.5 inches optional, but must have the text following on the same line 
  11. Complete references required and  found in the Bibliography, located at the very end of the manuscript
  12. The final thesis converted to PDF, before it is uploaded
  13. The thesis adviser’s signature on the title page of the final thesis PDF, and the title page the same size, color and orientation as the rest of the document