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​​​​​Helpful resources to assist you in formatting and laying out your thesis or dissertation:​

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SU thesis and dissertation generic layout guidelines compiled by our Office ​​

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Digital repository of examined SU theses and dissertations 
An SU tailored guide on how to use MS Word to format your thesis or dissertation
Official guidelines on the look and feel of SU theses and dissertations

Other online self-help formatting resources:

Formatting your Thesis Part 1 – Headings

This screencast explains the role of headings in a postgraduate thesis and shows viewers step-by-step how to assign heading levels, and how to use these headings to create an automatic table of contents.

Formatting your Thesis Part 2 – Layouts and Breaks

This screencast explains the role of setting up a page layout template, and creating page and section breaks, in a postgraduate thesis. It then shows viewers step-by-step how to set up a template for a page layout, and how to assign page and section breaks.

Other helpful resources:

Thesis/dissertation layout: Example of the first few pages of an SU thesis (remember to look at examples relevant to you ​on SUNScholar)

Thesis/dissertation using publishing software LaTeX: Download here; find instructions for installing LaTeX here 

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