Word can automatically number sections (chapter 1, 11, 12, etc) of your document and include the chapter number in the captions (figure 12, 22, etc) make sure each of your chapter titles are in the heading 1 style, and then click on one of your chapter titles if you just need the chapter number included. Dissertation outline here is a generic outline for a five-chapter dissertation the third chapter on methodology varies for a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed- method design a four-chapter dissertation incorporates the literature review into the first chapter chapter 1: introduction introduction background of the problem. Chapter 1: introduction chapter 2: literature review chapter 3: methods chapter 4: paper 1 & general discussion chapter 5: paper 2 chapter 6: regular thesis chapter – results chapter 7: regular thesis chapter/general discussion tying in published and unpublished work chapter 8: conclusion appendices - may. Writing chapter 1: the introduction of your capstone project doctoral dissertation, or masters thesis our consultants assist students to focus on a specific gap in the knowledge and meet the requirements in this chapter needed to defend the choice of that gap chapter 1. Headings establish the organization of the manuscript there are two types of headings in any manuscript: main headings and subheadings main headings main headings always begin on a new page, are centered, printed in all capital letters, and used for chapters or titled sections (chapter 1, introduction), the.
Shows an outline of a document's headings (eg heading 1 to 4) it allows you to move whole sections or even chapters around by clicking on them with the mouse and dragging them up and down in the pane a great time saver, especially when you're working with your supervisors the navigation pane is only available in. Creating new “appendix title” and “dissertation text” styles step 1 – chapter and chapter sub-section headings p a g e | 1 introduction this document is intended to offer a brief guide on using microsoft word 2010 to successfully word-process dissertations, theses and other long documents this document is. Usually, if a thesis has headings, a table of contents should be included the dissertation must be divided into chapters the use of parts, in addition to chapters, is acceptable words and sentences take care to divide words correctly do not divide words from one page to the next word processing software provides for.
1 1 introduction the dissertation is the final stage of the masters degree and provides you with the opportunity to show that you have gained the necessary skills and knowledge in order to organise and conduct a research project the contents page should list the chapter headings, appendices, references and the. 2 guidelines for writing a thesis or dissertation linda childers hon getting started 1 most research begins with a question think about which topics and theories you are interested in and what you logically from the previous chapter , headings and subheadings are used properly and consistently, and transitions are. Standard document format refers to one thesis document that addresses a single theme the pretext pages, introduction, conclusion, and bibliography are mandatory your committee determines the additional chapters you choose the chapter titles the following parts comprise the standard document.
Chapter 2 body of thesis 21 section 211 sub-section 22 section 221 sub- section chapter 3 conclusion 31 section 311 sub-section 32 section 321 sub- headings and subheadings must never appear at the bottom of the page without at least one, preferably two lines of text underneath instead, move the. Dissertation outline 1 final version 6/2/2006 instructions: double underline means the item should be a title or heading in your dissertation do not deviate from perspectives should be analyzed in chapter 2 literature review this chapter reviews what has already been written in the field on the topic of the research.
Dissertation editor jamie discusses tips for writing chapter 1 of the capstone dissertation okay, now that we've completely mapped out all the level 1 headings for your chapter 1 (and i do mean completely please don't add to these headings), let's talk about some elements here that might not be. Phy, as well as to the first paragraph in a chapter you may wish to subdivide chapters use letters and/or numbers to identify these subdivisions use the same heading hierarchy throughout the dissertation or thesis do not mix roman and arabic numerals (eg, v1, iii2) do not type subheadings entirely in uppercase letters.
1 guidelines for format and content of the dissertation chapter 1 introduction to the study background this section should be approximately 2-5 pages of background narrative, citing literature as also note in the formatting that the narrative is double-spaced except between each chapter. Chapter 1 objectives • provide a cursory glance at the constitution of an entire dissertation • offer a comprehensive outline of all key elements for each month and year of approval margins for the title page and the entire document are left— 15 inches right, top, and bottom— 1 inch also, the title should be in all capitals.