You must read these standards before you begin formatting your thesis or dissertation.
This is the checklist that our format reviewers use to check theses and dissertations. It is provided as an additional tool for the formatting process, not as a replacement for the above Standards.
These guidelines will help you set up your document correctly before you begin writing and save you time and effort during the format review process.
When using templates, be sure to read the Standards for Preparing Theses and Dissertations, as there may be format requirements for your work that are outside the scope of these templates. Also, be sure to read and follow the template instructions.
LaTeX is generally used by Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The LaTeX template requires knowledge of LaTeX coding and compiling.
Theses and dissertations written by others in your field or with your advisors can provide you with helpful formatting examples.
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