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Advanced Turabian Formatting: When you need to know more than just the basics. Graduate Writing Center Jessica Erkfitz
Advanced Structure *The previous Turabian PowerPoint provides basic structure requirements. This PowerPoint is meant to cover the use of Turabian formatting for theses and dissertations (as opposed to research papers). It is expected that you are already familiar with information covered in the previous PowerPoint.
Advanced Structure Possible parts of a paper… Title page (required unless otherwise stated by your prof.) Copyright Dedication Epigraph Table of Contents List of Figures, Tables, or Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements
Advanced Structure Possible parts of a paper continued… List of Abbreviations Glossary Editorial of Research Method Abstract Text (required) Illustrations Appendixes Bibliography (required)
Title Page *Thesis/Dissertation title pages differ from research papers. Information found on the Title page (example to follow) : University name Title Reason for Thesis/Dissertation By and your name City and State of school Date of completion Double space within information while separating each item with 2 double space lines
University name Title Reason for the Thesis/ Dissertation By and your name City and State of school Date of completion Double spaced 2 double spaced lines 2 double spaced lines 2 double spaced lines 2 double spaced lines
Information at bottom, left-hand corner Blank space
Dedication The dedication page is a place where you can acknowledge someone especially important to you. (example to follow) Do not use the word dedication or dedicated. Write To [their name] Place 1/3 the way down the page Commonly centered
Epigraph If a certain quote captures the spirit of your topic exceptionally well, it may be presented on an epigraph page. (examples to follow) This is located following the copyright page if it concerns the entire paper or at the beginning of the chapter if it refers only to that section. 1 st scenario: quote is located 1/3 rd of the way down the page and centered. 2 nd scenario: quote is 1) located after the title heading, 2) formatted as a block quote with author and source name to follow, and 3) preceded and followed by 3 single spaced lines.
Three single spaced lines Block quote format Follows heading
Table of Contents *The table of contents shows only the work located after it in the thesis or dissertation. (example to follow) Format: 1 st page displays an Arabic page number, but all preceding pages are assigned a Roman numeral with the title page starting at i. Page number is located at bottom center of page. CONTENTS appears on first page only (at the top and centered) Leave two blank single spaced lines below CONTENTS List all pretext, in text, and post-text sections in order on the left-hand side. Page numbers should be flush right on corresponding lines. Dotted lines may be inserted for an easier read.
Page number Heading 2 single spaced lines Includes all pretext, in text, and post text sections Page numbers flush right Optional dotted lines
List of Figures, Tables, or Illustrations When you have figures or tables in your paper, a list should to be presented in the front matter. (example to follow) Determine how to label the top of this section by whether you have figures, tables, or both in your paper. When using both, use Illustrations as the heading, then divide figures and tables into corresponding sections. Otherwise label the page according to what it is. Format headings as found in main body of text.
List of Figures, Tables, or Illustrations Label individual figures and tables with Arabic numerals followed by a period. Ex: 5. If multiple figures or tables are used within the same chapter, they may be further sub-divided by letters and numbers connected with a decimal. Ex: B.6 Align numbers flush left by either the period or decimal. Page numbers should be flush right on corresponding lines. Dotted lines may be inserted for an easier read. Page number is located at bottom center of page.
Main heading Sub- headings Arabic numerals followed by a period Aligned by period Page numbers flush right Page number
Preface The Preface (example to follow) may contain information concerning motivation for topic background of project scope of research purpose for research acknowledgements (if only one or two) PREFACE on first page only, top, centered 2 blank, single-spaced lines between title and text Format text like main body Page number bottom, center
Acknowledgements Use a separate section for acknowledgements if they entail more than basic gratitude toward an adviser or committee. (example to follow) ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS on first page only, top, centered 2 blank single spaced lines between title and text Format text like main body Page number located bottom, center
List of Abbreviations *If your paper contains an unusual number of uncommon abbreviations, the abbreviations and their meaning should be listed in a separate section. (example of format to follow) ABBREVIATION on first page only, top, centered 2 blank, single-spaced lines between title and text Order alphabetically according to the abbreviation Single space with explanation but double space between items Place abbreviations flush left Explanations placed at consistent indent half inch (hit tab once) right of longest abbreviation Runovers (2 nd lines) of explanations indented a further half inch
Main heading 2 single spaced lines Alphabetical order Abbreviations flush left Half inch indent
Glossary A glossary section (example to follow) should be provided if your paper contains many foreign words technical terms unfamiliar terms Place this section either following the abbreviations in the front matter or in the back matter preceding the bibliography but after any appendixes. Format the glossary like the abbreviations with four exceptions: the term is followed by a period (colon or dash is acceptable) the term may be in boldface or italics if desired the definition begins directly following the period as a new sentence the definition ends with another period
Period Boldface or italics Definition directly follows period Definition ends in period
Editorial/Research Method If and only if a detailed explanation is required to explain either your editorial method or research method, set it off under this area. Format text according to main body Insert page number and heading according to previous pages
Abstract If an abstract is required, make sure it is a concise summary of your thesis or dissertation. Format text according to main body Insert page number(s) and heading according to previous sections
Figures and Tables *If a figure or table is required for your paper, there are many small details which vary depending on the instance. For case by case knowledge, either reference the Turabian manual or a professor. General guidelines are as follows: Place the figure/table as near the text which refers to it as possible, but at the end of the paragraph. If the figure/table will not fit in the remaining space of the current page, insert it at the top of the next page. Title the figure/table according to your list of Illustrations. Place the title below a figure but above a table. Explanation/title should be single spaced and flush left.
Figure reference Figure located after paragraph relating to topic Figure title flush left, single spaced, and below figure
Appendices *When further information is required, yet does not directly pertain to the thesis/dissertation or is too large to insert into the text (such as a figure or table), an appendix may be used. (example to follow) *All tables should be placed in the appendix when they do not fix into the text or are only vaguely related; however, only figures of a chart or graph nature should be found here. *If a photograph, map, or other figure of similar nature is too large to place in the text or only vaguely related to the topic, do not place it in an Appendix. Instead, add a separate section prior to the Appendix known as Illustrations. Follow the same basic layout for information found in the pretext section, except the page numbers are to continue on from the main text.
Appendices Format of an appendix: If all the information is of similar type, label the sectionAppendix and insert the information accordingly. If it is not (such as a survey and a diagram), place each type into a separate Appendix, adding either an Roman numeral or letter after the heading,Appendix, of each section. Leave two lines between the heading and content. All explanation text added by the writer should follow the guidelines of the main body text. Surveys may be single spaced for size purposes. Figures/tables must follow the same guidelines as those which fit into the main body of the text.