Formatting your csulb master's thesis or doctoral dissertation: list of tables, list of figures this guide is designed to help you format your manuscript using the official university guidelines manual and the style guide approved by your department as part of the requirements for a graduate level degree at california state university, long beach. You can either put it in the folder with your thesis material (to use it only with documents in that folder), or place it in the standard tex input path for your system, along with all the other ﬁles that end in cls or sty. For thesis/dissertation formatting consult the graduate school research paper reference guide apa formatting and style guide from the owl at purdue apa documentation writing center @ uw-madison apastyleorg (official online guide) search the blog for hard to find answers. Tables and figures are used in most fields of study to provide a visual presentation of important information to the reader they are used to organize the statistical results of a study, to list. Although studies are usually cited in the first column of a summary table, i’ve come across tables that list the citations in one of the middle columns or across the first row.
Sample table of contents list of tables vi list of figures vii chapter i research objective 1 introduction 1 statement of the problem and need for the study 3 subproblems 4 definitions 9 entire dissertation do not allow any text or illustrative material to intrude into the margin space. A list of figures and/or a list of tables will show all of the graphics, equations, and tables in a document however, for an element to be recognized, it must have a caption. Dissertation and thesis formatting tips prepages list of tables precedes the list of figures (if applicable) o your thesis or dissertation must be printed single sided and face in one direction only if you have a figure caption on a separate page, you cannot arrange the caption so that it is facing. Notice that i've halved the size of the image and used the position specifier h to put it in the document where the code is in the text it's really important to add captions to figures when writing a thesis.
The list of works has numbered items similar to the list of tables and list of figures, but capitalization varies according to the type of artwork being described the list of works template briefly describes the types of capitalization most commonly used. Manual for formatting the tables and the list of tables in the thesis or dissertation manual for formatting the figures and the list of figures in the thesis or dissertation the formatting requirements for tables and figures and their respective lists are the same. Thesis and dissertation guide requirements and guidelines from the graduation list this will put your name on the graduation list so that a diploma is printed for you, etc if you fail to meet the thesis/dissertation deadlines, you will be removed from the graduation list you must reapply to graduate if you. In the body of your paper, information that does not appear as narrative text must be formatted and labeled as either a table or figure apa style does not use graph, illustration, or chartdata presented in rows and columns is labeled as a table all other graphic presentations, whether a graph, chart, photograph, illustration, and such, are labeled as figures. Orakeltjenesten, ntnu it formatting your master's thesis in microsoft word a comprehensive guide master's thesis in text processing trondheim, july 2013.
Tables, figures, illustration requirements and tips include captions/titles/headings for tables, figures, and other illustrations as paragraph text this allows captions and headings to be populated into the table of contents (toc) or the lists that appear after the toc. Figures must be high quality scanned images and should fit on one page the figure, and the source must be included in the reference list use consistent capitalization for all figure titles use a simple typeface (arial or helvetica) within the figure put a tab between the headers and the page numbers this should insert periods and. Manual for formatting the figures and the list of figures in the thesis or dissertation since figure 2 has a border around it if you put a border around your figure (or table) than you do not need the double line break since the figure is clearly delineated from the text.
The table of contents is an index of everything in the dissertation - it should not include the title and contents page a table of contents , toc for short, lists in order the varying chapters of your dissertation all the way through to the bibliography and appendices. List the name of each figure or illustration, included in the body of your dissertation or thesis it should give the number of the page that it appears on give a descriptive title (not 'figure 1', 'table 1' etc. Thesis and dissertation template click to jump to a topic pasting tables into the template (3 steps) put the cursor anywhere inside any table in the document 2 open the table layout tab 3 select view gridlines this will ensure that the table title appears in the list of tables 5 now, consult your department’s preferred style. List of common errors found in the formatting of a thesis or dissertation. This video shows you step by step how to create a list of figures in microsoft word 2013 it is recommended that you view this on your phone or another laptop, so you can easily watch the video as.
A list of the tables and figures keep the information organized and provide easy access to a specific element this article explains how to create a list of figures, a list of tables and how to change the default title in both of them. In the list of abbreviations, also called the explanation of acronyms, you provide alphabetical abbreviations of important terms in your dissertation by looking at this alphabetized list, the reader can easily locate defined abbreviations. In a thesis, report or book one can often find a list of figures and a list of tables latex provides a simple command for both of them which will collect all your figures and/or tables and automatically generate a list. You should supply the reader with lists of tables, figures, and any other illustrative material used in your dissertation see the sample lists in the next section lists of musical examples or reproductions of art, or information about films, follow the same form as that used for lists of tables and figures.
After a table of contents, most theses also include a list of tables and a list of figures to make compiling this list less difficult, you can use a specific kind of label each time you insert tables and figures that will allow you to generate the list automatically in word. If you are submitting a manuscript to a journal using apa style, then you typically put tables and figures at the end of the manuscript if you are using apa style to guide your thesis, then tables and figures will almost always go in the body where they are presented in text. Rather, you should do the results first along with figures/figure legends, then the discussion, abstract, methodology, introduction, and references the title/cover page, list of abbreviations. The sun is shining but many students won't see the daylight because it's that time of year again – dissertation time luckily for me, my d-day (dissertation hand-in day) has already been and gone.