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Abstract

Guidelines for writing a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation at New Mexico Tech.

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Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Basics of thesis writing
3. Organization
4. General approach
5. Requirements
5.1. Copyright
5.2. Materials
5.3. Margins
5.4. Spacing
5.5. Type size and style
5.6. Page order and numbering
6. Preliminaries
6.1. Title page
6.2. Copyright page
6.3. Dedication
6.4. Epigraph or frontispiece
6.5. Abstract
6.6. Acknowledgement
6.7. Table of contents
6.8. List of tables, list of figures
6.9. List of symbols, list of abbreviations, list of nomenclature, list of definitions, etc.
6.10. Approval page
6.11. Preface
7. Text
7.1. Major divisions
7.2. Subdivisions
7.3. Parts
8. Reference materials
8.1. Footnotes
8.2. References
8.3. Figures and tables
8.4. Numbering
8.5. Captions
8.6. Photographs
8.7. Foldouts and overlays
8.8. Plates, maps, charts, and disks
9. Appendix (or appendices)