TITLE IN ALL CAPS
A dissertation submitted
to Kent State University in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Dissertation written by
M.S., Some University, USA, 20XX
B.S., Some University, USA 19XX
___________________________________ , Chair, Doctoral Dissertation Committee
___________________________________ , Members, Doctoral Dissertation Committee
___________________________________ , Chair, Department of Computer Science
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APPENDIX A EXAMPLE OF AN APPENDIX 2
APPENDIX B ANOTHER APPENDIX EXAMPLE 2
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 2.1. An Example figure. Chapter 2 figure 1 (of chapter 2). 2
LIST OF TABLES
Table 2.1. An Example table. Chapter Number and Table Number within chapter 2
Table 2.2. Another table. 2
Optional dedication page.
Acknowledge those who helped or supported you in finishing this dissertation/thesis.
Defense Date, Kent, Ohio
This MS Word template (.dot file) was prepared by Dr. Jonathan I. Maletic in the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University. This is Version 1.0. It is a template for Thesis/Dissertations for the College of Arts and Science at KSU.
Please read the entire document and the College’s “Style Guide and Instructions for Typing Thesis and Dissertations”. You can get this document from the College or Department.
The CHAPTER 1 is an introduction to this documents and how to use this template. Error! Reference source not found. is the College’s style guide and instructions copied over from their pdf document and put into Thesis format. CHAPTER 2 is composed of a set of examples of the styles described in the College’s guide and defined by this template.
1.2 How to Use this template
You can open this document ThesisDissertation-Tempate.dot and do a “save as”. Or you can put this .dot file in your templates folder for MS Word and do a “New…” and select this template.
MS Word allows you to define styles. For example this text is “Body Text”. You should use the “Styles and Formatting” tool bar for changing and applying styles to your text. Select the text and apply the appropriate style. The chapter heading is Heading 1 and the sub section is Heading 2 and Heading 3 for subsubsection.
This document has place holders for all the major components of a thesis or dissertation in the corresponding Style.
Word allows you to automatically generate the Table of Contents and List of Figures/Tables via the “Insert Reference Index and Table” function. If you use the styles properly for each heading and captions this tool will save a large amount of time.
1.4 References and Bibliography
Use EndNote or some other plugin tool to manage your references and insert your citations. These tool automatically generate your bibliography and will save you 100’s of hours. The references in this document are done with EndNote.
College Style Guide
This chapter is the information contained in the College’s style guide – but put in the format of what it describes. I got rid of the word “type” in the title as no one uses a typewriter (or has seen one) in years. There are a few annotations noted that are helpful comments from students who’s gone through the process.
2.1 Style Guide and...