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Hard-copy Thesis . or ^. Electronic Thesis (ETD) . An M.F.A. student may elect to submit a traditional hard-copy thesis or an electronic thesis - dissertation (ETD). The submission choice you make for the 1 st deposit. must be the same for the final deposit.

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Hard copy thesis
Hard-copy Thesis

or

^

Electronic Thesis (ETD)

An M.F.A. student

may elect to submit a traditional hard-copy thesis or an electronic thesis - dissertation (ETD)

The submission choice you

make for the 1st deposit

must be the same

for the final deposit

This is the Hard-copy presentation.

Both are bound by the same

deadlines and format requirements

Hard

copy

Hard

copy

First Deposit

Final Deposit

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This is a Three-part

Presentation

1. Thesis Paperwork:

Deadlines, Forms, and Where and What to Submit

2. Standard Thesis Format and Style

3. Formatting Guidelines for the . Writers’ Workshop

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Gilmore Hall

Room 6

Gilmore Hall

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

  • Hours: (M-F) (8:00 – Noon

    1:00 – 5:00)

  • Phone: (319) 335-2144


Thesis deadlines academic calendar
Thesis Deadlines – Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar may be found online at:

http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar

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First deposit
First Deposit

What to Submit to the Graduate College

  • One copy of your thesis

  • The thesis should be ….complete and in final form.

  • It should not be a working .. draft.

  • 8 ½” x 11” page size, unbound, single-sided

  • Place the thesis in an

  • envelope. Attach a copy

  • of the thesis title page to

  • the envelope.

  • It is best to deposit as early as possible.

  • Turn-around time is shorter with an early deposit.

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Thesis Support

  • Thesis Format Help:

  • Kris Grinstead: (319) 335-3599

  • Matt Pollard: (319) 335-3432

    • Thesis Technical Support:

      • Contact the Graduate College (319) 335-0244 or 335-2144 Room 6 Gilmore Hall

      • Contact the Help Desk at Information

  • Technological Service (ITS) (319) 384-4357

  • 2800 University Capitol Centre

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    Online Thesis Resources

    • UI Thesis Template: Includes University Styleshttp://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml

    • The Graduate College Thesis Manual:

    • Format and Style Guidelines for the Thesishttp://www.grad.uiowa.edu/theses-and-dissertations/graduate-college-thesis-manual

    • Publications and Forms:

  • Degree Completion, Plan of Study, Exam Requests…http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/content/publications-and-forms-for-students

    • Thesis Template Support:

    • Desktop Applicationsand Template Helphttp://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml

    • Academic Calendar: Graduate College Deadlineshttp://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar

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    Standard thesis format and style

    Standard Thesis Format and Style


    Reviewing the thesis
    Reviewing the Thesis

    Thesis Comments

    • A comment review . sheet will be created.

    • No notes will be . . . . written on the thesis.

    • The thesis will be . . . checked for format . and style as well as . completeness.

    .



    Preliminary Page Numbering

    • Number preliminary pages using

    • non-capitalized Roman numerals.

    • Be sure the page numbers are centered

    • ½ inch from the bottom of the page.

    • Begin with “ii” on the first page following the

    • Certificate of Approval. The Certificate Page

    • is not numbered.

    ii

    ½

    .


    THESIS TITLE

    by

    John Henry Doe

    A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment

    of the requirements for the

    Master of Fine Arts degree in

    English (Writers’ Workshop) in the Graduate College of

    The University of Iowa

    May 2013

    Thesis Supervisor: Professor Hyde

    Please single-space the lines:

    Thesis Title Page

    Capitalize all letters in the Title

    Separate “by” and author’s name, by one single space

    Single space the paragraph

    Instructions for the

    Title Page

    pp. 10, 23

    Online Thesis Manual

    .


    Certificate of Approval

    Graduate College

    The University of Iowa

    Iowa City, Iowa

    CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL

    _________________________

    MASTER’S THESIS

    ____________

    This is to certify that the Master’s thesis of

    Paige Turner

    has been approved by the Examining Committee

    for the thesis requirement for the Master of Fine Arts

    degree in English (Writers’ Workshop)

    at the May 2013 graduation.

    Thesis Committee: _____________________________

    Sarah Bellum, Thesis Supervisor

    _____________________________

    John Miller

    _____________________________

    Judith Jones

    Single spaceHeading

    Left align

    paragraph

    Single space

    paragraph

    Instructions for the

    Certificate of Approval

    pp. 11, 25

    Online Thesis Manual

    Signature lines mustbe same length

    .


    year

    Dedication (optional)

    The dedication is to be brief and single-spaced

    To my little son Jack who tried to smile when he saw the work presented here.

    Center vertically and horizontally

    ii


    The Epigraph

    (optional)

    The epigraph is centered and single-spaced.

    Align the source with the

    right margin of the epigraph

    ‘Sorry’ doesn’t put thumbs on the hand, Marge.

    - Homer J. Simpson

    Instructions for Epigraph

    pp. 11, 26

    Online Thesis Manual

    iii


    1 inch

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    LIST OF TABLES………………………….... iv

    LIST OF FIGURES……………………….…. v

    CHAPTER

    I. DESCRIPTIVE TITLE………….…... 1

    First-order Subhead…………..… 1

    Second-order Subhead……. 3

    Third-order Subhead... 11

    2. DESCRIPTIVE TITLE…………….… 24

    First-order Subhead……….…… 24

    First-order Subhead………….… 29

    APPENDIX A. DESCRIPTIVE TITLE …..... 41

    APPENDIX B. DESCRIPTIVE TITLE …..... 67

    REFERENCES………………………….….... 78

    ii

    One (12 point) space above and below major headings

    Margins

    1

    inch

    1.5 inch

    No spacing within

    subheadings

    Instructions for the

    Table of Contents

    pp.12, 27, 28

    Online Thesis Manual

    1 inch

    .



    Text Page Numbering

    page.

    250

    ½ inch

    Be sure all text page

    numbers appear 1 inch

    from the right and

    ½ inch from the top

    of the page.

    250

    1 inch

    The numbers should be arabicin 12-point

    font.

    Be sure all text page

    Numbers appear 1 inch

    from the right and

    .


    Major Heading Placement

    M

    1 inch

    320

    20

    1

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    CHAPTER 1

    DESCRIPTIVE HEADING

    CHAPTER 2

    DESCRIPTIVE HEADING

    REFERENCES

    I would like to acknowledgeLinotype as a fine font.

    Archer, Walter. 2009, Book title. City : Publisher.

    Inghram, Gerald B. 2008. Journal article title. Journal Title 4 (March): 193-254.

    Whitesell, Amanda. 1966. Doctoral dissertation title, State University.

    The spacing below the major headingmust be consistent throughout

    the thesis.

    The major headings are centered

    in all capital letters at the top 1 inch

    margin.

    Instructions for

    Major Headings

    pp. 13, 30, 31

    Online Thesis Manual


    Guidelines for the writers workshop

    Guidelines for the Writers’ Workshop


    Format for fiction

    Format for Fiction


    MAJOR

    HEADINGS

    23

    CHAPTER 22

    MAJOR HEADING

    A thesis is comprised of a series of major divisions. Each chapter and appendix is a major division. All are to be captioned in

    a consistent style throughout the thesis.

    Each major heading begins on a new page and is centered in all capital letters at the top, 1-inch margin. Spacing around major division headings is to be consistent throughout the thesis—preliminaries, text, reference material.

    Major divisions are divided into a numbered chapter

    Followed by a DESCRIPTIVE TITLE

    .


    MAJOR

    HEADINGS

    23

    CHAPTER 22

    A thesis is comprised of a series of major divisions. Each chapter and appendix is a major division. All are to be captioned in

    a consistent style throughout the thesis.

    Each major heading begins on a new page and is centered in all capital letters at the top, 1-inch margin. Spacing around major division headings is to be consistent throughout the thesis—preliminaries, text, reference material.

    You may have a “CHAPTER” with no descriptive titles

    .


    MAJOR

    HEADINGS

    52

    I. YOUR TITLE HERE

    CHAPTER

    In the text, the major heading may consist of a chapter designation, a number (roman, arabic, or spelled out) followed by

    a descriptive title.

    It may also consist of a

    number followed by a descriptive title. The heading can be either double- or single-spaced; one practice or the must be followed consistently in the spacing of

    major division headings through-out the thesis.

    You may have a

    number and title

    with no chapter designators.


    MAJOR

    HEADINGS

    32

    2

    In the text, the major heading may consist of a number (roman, arabic, or spelled out). Use one style throughout.

    The number should be centered at the top, 1-inch margin, and the text begins no less than a double-space below.

    You may simply

    use a number.

    The major heading

    style you choose, must be used

    throughout

    the thesis.


    MAJOR

    HEADINGS

    22

    SHORT STORIES

    Each short story is treated

    like a chapter, beginning on a new page.

    A story heading is to be fullycapitalized, centered, and one inch

    from the top.

    Stories are to be double-spaced.


    23

    Subheadings

    MAJOR HEADING

    The subheading scheme is left to the discretion of the author.

    The style must be consistent.

    The text, or a first-order subheading, will appear no less than a double-space below the major heading. The author is to use consistent spacing around each subheading level. This page illustrates on spacing method as well as one subheading style.

    First order subheadings are to be included in the Table of Contents.

    The subheading is printed in upper-and lower-case letters.

    First-order Subhead

    .


    23

    A subhead may be a number (roman numeral, arabic, or a spelled out number).

    Multi-line subdivisions may be single or double spaced, so long as spacing is consistent for all such subdivisions. A subdivision must be followed by at least two lines of text at the bottom of the page.

    No level of subheading may be skipped in the descent pattern. That is, first-orders are followed by second-order subdivisions, second by third.

    Two subheads of the same order, may not be placed together without text between them.

    This number is not to be included in the Table of Contents.

    2

    II

    Two


    Format for poetry

    Format for Poetry


    22

    Poem Title

    Poem Title

    POEM TITLE

    POEM TITLE

    POEM TITLE

    POEM TITLE

    A poem title may be printed

    in all capital letters

    or in upper-and lower-case letters.

    Either way, all titles need to be consistently formatted.


    23

    24

    POEM TITLE

    POEM TITLE

    antucket.

    The first line of a poem is to begin no less than a double space below the heading.

    The spacing between the title and the first line must be consistent throughout.


    References
    REFERENCES

    252

    Single space

    within a citation

    Bleak, S. M. 2011. Influences on Aggravation, Peer Relations, and Academic Follies.Journal of School Psychology. 4 (March): 193-232.

    Mired, Robert. 2013. Responding to Young Animals without Backbones. Adolescent Invertebrates.(June): 23-43.

    Vexed, Anne, and Sacknoff, Ethel. 2011. Titles: Sound Headings. Iowa City: University Press.

    Double space

    between citations

    Instructions for the

    Referencespp.15 and 39

    Online Thesis Manual


    SAMPLE PAGes

    Format Examples

    pp. 20 - 39

    Online Thesis Manual


    Thesis Support

    • Thesis Format Help:

  • Kris Grinstead: (319) 335-3599

  • Matt Pollard: (319) 335-3432

    • Thesis Technical Support:

      • Contact the Graduate College (319) 335-0244 or 335-2144 in Room 6 Gilmore Hall

      • Contact the Help Desk at Information

  • Technological Service (ITS) (319) 384-4357

  • 2800 University Capitol Centre

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    Online Thesis Resources

    • UI Thesis Template: Includes University Styleshttp://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml

    • The Graduate College Thesis Manual:

    • Format and Style Guidelines for the Thesishttp://www.grad.uiowa.edu/theses-and-dissertations/graduate-college-thesis-manual

    • Publications and Forms:

  • Degree Completion, Plan of Study, Exam Requests…http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/content/publications-and-forms-for-students

    • Thesis Template Support:

    • Survey, Desktop Applicationshttp://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml

    • Academic Calendar: Graduate College Deadlineshttp://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar

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    • Thesis Technical Support:Contact the Graduate College (319) 335-0244 or 335-2144 in Room 6 Gilmore Hall)

    • Academic Calendar: http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar

    • :

    • The Graduate College Thesis Manual:

    • Format and Style Guidelines for the Thesis

    • http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/theses-and-dissertations/graduate-college-thesis-manual

    • Thesis Format Help:Contact the Graduate College Kris Grinstead: (319)335-3599) Matt Pollard: (319)335-3432

    • ETD Submission

    • Viewing and Revision Site:

    • http://dissertations.umi.com/uiowa/

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