For the Graduate College of The University of Iowa 1 M.F.A. Hard-copy Submission Only
2 Hard copy Hard copy The submission choice you make for the 1 st deposit First DepositFinal Deposit must be the same for the final deposit An M.F.A. student may elect to submit a traditional hard-copy thesis or an electronic thesis - dissertation (ETD) Both are bound by the same deadlines and format requirements or ^ S= stop N= next P= previous Esc= bye This is the Hard-copy presentation.
3 THESIS PAPERWORK THESIS FORMAT AND STYLE Online ResourcesFormat Thesis SubmissionsPreliminary Pages Thesis Deadlines Text First DepositTables Final DepositFigures References S= stop N= next P= previous Esc= bye
1. Thesis Paperwork: Deadlines, Forms, What, Where, and When to Submit 2. Thesis Format and Style. This is a Two-part Demonstration This is a Two-part Demonstration 4
8 ½ x 11 page size, unbound, single sided The thesis should be …. complete and in final form. It should not be a working.. draft. Place the thesis in an envelope. Attach a copy of the thesis title page to the envelope. 1.One copy of your thesis What to Submit to the Graduate College. It is best to deposit as early as possible. Turn-around time is shorter with an early deposit. 8
. Place each thesis in an envelope. Attach a copy of the thesis title page to each envelope. 9 1. Two Copies of the Thesis on Acid-free Paper 2. Two Signed Copies of the Certificate of Approval.
UI Thesis Template: Includes University Styles http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml The Graduate College Thesis Manual: Format and Style Guidelines for the Thesis http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/theses-and-dissertations/graduate-college-thesis-manual http://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 http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/content/publications-and-forms-for-students Thesis Template Support: Desktop Applications http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml Academic Calendar: Graduate College Deadlines http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar Online Thesis Resources. 10 S= stop N= next P= previous Esc= bye
Thesis Format Help: Kris Grinstead: (319) 335-3599 Matt Pollard: (319) 335-3432 Room 6 Gilmore Hall 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. 11 S= stop N= next P= previous Esc= bye
ii ½ Be sure the page numbers are centered ½ inch from the bottom of the page. Number preliminary pages using lower case Roman numerals. Begin with ii on the first page following the Certificate of Approval. The Certificate page is not numbered.. 15
Please single-space the lines: by John Henry Doe A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in English (Nonfiction Writing) in the Graduate College of The University of Iowa May 2013 Thesis Supervisor: Professor Al Dente The title needs to be fully capitalized Separate by and authors name, by one single space Single space the paragraph THESIS TITLE. 16 Title Page Instructions for the Title Page pp. 10, 23 Online Thesis Manual
17 year Copyright by YOUR NAME IN CAPITAL LETTERS 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Year of graduation Your name as listed at the Registrars Office Center vertically and horizontally single or double space. Copyright Page (optional) Instructions for Copyright pp. 10, 26 Online Thesis Manual
Single space paragraph Single space Heading Signature lines must be same length Graduate College The University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL _________________________ MASTERS THESIS ____________ This is to certify that the Masters thesis of First, Middle, Last Name has been approved by the Examining Committee for the thesis requirement for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Art at the May 2013 graduation. Thesis Committee: _____________________________ Sarah Bellum, Thesis Supervisor _____________________________ L. Fresco _____________________________ Al Dente. 18 Left align paragraph Certificate of Approval Instructions for the Certificate of Approval pp. 11, 25 Online Thesis Manual
19 year To my little son Jack who tried to smile when he saw the work presented here. Center vertically and horizontally Dedication (optional) The dedication is to be brief and single-spaced ii
20 Sorry doesnt put thumbs on the hand, Marge. - Homer J. Simpson Align the source with the right margin of the epigraph The epigraph is centered and single-spaced. The Epigraph (optional) iii Instructions for Epigraph pp. 11, 26 Online Thesis Manual
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 1 inch 1 inch 1 inch 1.5 inch Margins. 21 No spacing within subheadings Instructions for the Table of Contents pp.12, 27, 28 Online Thesis Manual One (12 point) space above and below major headings
List Caption Exactly as is Appears in the Text with Respect to Wording, Capitalization and Punctuation. Second Caption. For all Lists with a Column Head, Left- align all Caption Numbers. Fourth Caption. Page Numbers are to be Listed Opposite the Last Line of Text.. 22 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 23 25 26 32 37 iv Double space between captions Right align page numbers LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF MAPS. TableFigure Maps Use single- spacing within a captions Instructions for List of Tables, List of Figures, List of Maps… pp. 12, 29 Online Thesis Manual
Be sure all text page Numbers appear 1 inch from the right and page. 250 ½ inch 1 inch 250 Be sure all text page numbers appear 1 inch from the right and ½ inch from the top of the page.. 24 The numbers should be Arabic in a 12-point font.
23 CHAPTER 22 Major divisions are divided into a numbered chapter. Followed by a DESCRIPTIVE TITLE MAJOR HEADING 25 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 thesispreliminaries, text, reference material.
M 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. REFERENCES I would like to acknowledge Linotype as a fine font. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The spacing below the major heading must be consistent throughout the thesis. CHAPTER 2 DESCRIPTIVE HEADING CHAPTER 1 DESCRIPTIVE HEADING The major headings are centered in all capital letters at the top 1 inch margin. 1 inch 1 20 320 Instructions for Major Headings pp. 13, 30, 31 Online Thesis Manual 26
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. 23 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 MAJOR HEADING 27 Instructions for Sub-division Headings pp. 14, 30, 31 Online Thesis Manual
29 Figure 1. A chicken. The space between the caption and figure should be uniform. Figure 2. A rat. 53 Figure Caption Spacing
30 Figure 1. A chicken. The space between the figure and surrounding material should be at least three single-spaced lines. 233 3 single-spaced lines Figure Spacing
31 Figure 1. A chicken. a. Comb: The red flesh crest on the head of the chicken. a. Place a separation line between the caption and the footnote. The line must be at least as wide as the figure and caption width. Figure Footnote For a footnote
32 Eye-protector for chickens. Figure 1. a b Source: U.S. Patent Office Patent No. 730,018 The over-all caption ties the items together. Eye-protector for chickens. 23 Two- part Figure (a) View showing the device attached to the head of the chicken. (b) Frames securing mica lenses. Figure 1. A figure with two or more illustrations, needs a general caption. Instructions for the Figures pp. 16-19 and 35-38 Online Thesis Manual
34 abcde 8033571037929 1803939972053765 16666123752646265450887 27464868385836721643 abcde 8033571037929 1803939972053765 16666123752646265450887 27464868385836721643 Table 23. Random Numbers. All tables must be completely boxed… or they must all exhibit horizontal beginning and end-lines. Source: Real, Physical Review 1972
. 35 2 = 1 3 + 1 3 1729 a = 1 3 + 12 3 = 9 3 +10 3 3 = 1 3 + 1 3 + 1 3 1.6180339887* 2 6,180,339,887 * A real number followed by an asterisk. The table caption may not extend beyond the beginning line. Table 1. Real Numbers evolved over time and were informally called the counting numbers. a A very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways - Ramanujan Table 1. Real Numbers evolved over time and were informally called the counting numbers. Double space between separate footnotes. Instructions for the Tables pp. 16-19 and 32-34 Online Thesis Manual
Bleak, S. M. 2011. Influences on Aggravation, Peer Relations, and Academic Follies. Journal of School Psychology. 4 (March): 193-232. Mired, Robert. 2008. Responding to Young Animals without Backbones. Adolescent Invertebrates.(June): 23-43. Vexed, Anne, and Sacknoff, Ethel. 2011. Titles: Rich Sounding Headings. Iowa City: University Press. 252 Single space within a citation Double space between citations Instructions for the References pp.15 and 39 Online Thesis Manual 36
Format Examples pp. 20 - 39 Online Thesis Manual 37
Thesis Format Help: Kris Grinstead: (319) 335-3599 Matt Pollard: (319) 335-3432 Room 6 Gilmore Hall 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. 38 S= stop N= next P= previous Esc= bye
UI Thesis Template: Includes University Styles http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml The Graduate College Thesis Manual: Format and Style Guidelines for the Thesis http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/theses-and-dissertations/graduate-college-thesis-manual http://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 http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/content/publications-and-forms-for-students Thesis Template Support: Survey, Desktop Applications http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml http://cs.its.uiowa.edu/sda/index-thesis.shtml Academic Calendar: Graduate College Deadlines http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar Online Thesis Resources. 39 S= stop N= next P= previous Esc= bye
40 Academic Calendar: http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/acad emic-calendar http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/acad emic-calendar : Thesis Technical Support: Contact the Graduate College (319) 335-0244 or 335-2144 in Room 6 Gilmore Hall) The Graduate College Thesis Manual: Format and Style Guidelines for the Thesis http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/thes es-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://dissertati ons.umi.com/ui owa/ S= stop P= previous Esc= bye
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