This is an optional section.
The Preface can provide an autobiographical account of how the disquisition came to be, or include a significant quote that drove your research.
If you quote or refer to an outside source in the Preface, you must provide citations for those sources. For more information about citations, see References/Works Cited.
- Font and Margins – The font must be the same size and type as the rest of your disquisition. The margins must also be the same size as the rest of your disquisition.
- Page numbers – The Preface appears after the Abstract (and the Acknowledgements or Dedication, if used), and must be consistent with the rest of the disquisition. This is considered part of the prefatory material, and must use lower-case Roman numerals.
- Spacing – The line spacing and indentation of paragraphs must be consistent with the rest of your disquisition.
- Example – For an example of a dedication in the correct format, download this file.