10 tips for excellent formatting

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Thesis Writing | 0 comments

1. Page – A4 size paper (210 x 297 mm) should be used. Plain white paper of good quality and transparency.

2. Layout – Margins at the binding edge should not be less than 40 mm (1.5 inches) and other margins not less than20 mm (0.75 inches). Page content should be centered so that margins are equidistant from the edge of pages or binding.

3. Double or one-and-a-half spacing should be used in type scripts while single spacing be used for

4. Quotations or footnotes.

5. Pagination – All pages must be numbered including maps diagrams and even blank pages. Any material that cannot be attached with the text has to be kept in the back cover

6. Title – Page bearing the title.

7. Abstract – It is the precise summary of your research and has to be in brief.

8. Acknowledgements – This page will possess the details of the individuals whose help has been sought.

9. Contents List – It shows the whole structure of the dissertation. Whether each and every section is given equal importance.

10. Introduction – It gives the overview of the topic on which the research is made. It has to be appealing as it is the first stop of any reader.

This is an ideal format for a thesis. However, the page layout and margins may vary as per the requirement. Any research molded as per this format can prove to be an example of a perfect thesis.

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