The Dissertation Template is a comprehensive, 24-page outline that you can use for your dissertation.
Whether your university has a template or you’ve begun the dissertation without one, this guide will be helpful to you as it includes a detailed descriptions of chapters 1-5 and subsections that help you, the doctoral student, flesh-out each chapter.
Exceptions are made only for tables and figures created with different software and inserted into the document.
Tables and figures must be placed as close as possible to their first mention in the text.
For more information, please consult the NOTE: Give the secondary source in the references list; in the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source.
For example, if Seidenberg and Mc Clelland's work is cited in Coltheart et al.Page numbers are always placed as if the figure were vertical on the page.If a graphic artist does the figures, GSAS will accept lettering done by the artist only within the figure.Figure and table numbering must be continuous throughout the dissertation or by chapter (e.g., 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, etc.).Two figures or tables cannot be designated with the same number.If you have repeating images that you need to cite more than once, label them with their number and A, B, etc. While no specific rules for the format of table headings and figure captions is required, a consistent format must be used throughout the dissertation (contact your department for style manuals appropriate to the field).Captions should appear at the bottom of any figures.Figure and table headings/captions are placed with the same orientation as the figure or table when on the same page.When on a separate page, headings/captions are always placed in portrait orientation, regardless of the orientation of the figure or table.They may be placed on a page with no text above or below, or they may be placed directly into the text.If a table or a figure is alone on a page (with no narrative), it should be centered within the margins on the page.