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Thesis Formatting

Graduate School Guidelines

Before beginning to create your thesis document, it is a good idea to think ahead about the requirements. Visit the NDSU Graduate School Web site for guidelines.  Or check out this quick reference sheet on Formatting Your Disquisition.

Consistency is a very important aspect of a thesis. Some examples include standard text formatting for margins and chapter headings. Use of MS Word allows you to define your own formatting styles according to the graduate school guidelines, so you can reapply or change them for different areas in the document.

By defining the proper margins, spacing, and indentations before actually starting to write the thesis you will save yourself time, effort, and frustration. A good start can prevent unnecessary formatting errors and will ensure plenty of time to easily make corrections.

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TLMC Help Documents

Take advantage of the TLMC help documents by viewing/downloading the entire help document for formatting your thesis or refer to individual help topics related to your thesis.

Formatting In Word 2013 

Formatting In Word 2010

Online Resources

Take advantage of the extensive Help System in Microsoft Word as well as other online tutorials on this Web site.


Individual Assistance at the Technology Learning and Media Center (TLMC)

Students are on duty at the TLMC to help you with your thesis. Services are on a walk-in basis. Check the TLMC Web site for our hours.




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