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How to write a thesis,
a thesis manual.
How to write a thesis,
a thesis manual.

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Published by: Onur Alptekin on Jan 06, 2013
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTERS1.GENERAL POLICIES.................................................................................................31.1 General Guidelines………………………………………………….......……31.2 Classified Material…………………………………………….……….……..41.3 Theses Containing Potentially Patentable Information…………………....41.4 Referencing The Previous Work of Others and Plagiarism………………...42.FORMAT AND APPEARANCE................................................................................52.1 Paper .........................……………………………………………………..….52.2 Margins.............................................................................................................52.3 Font……………………………………………………….….……………….52.4 Spacing……………………………………………….…………………….62.5 Duplication………...…………………………………….…………………62.6 Corrections........................................................................................................62.7 Centering…………………………………………………….…………….….62.8 Word and Text Divisions………………………………………………….….72.9 Pagination……………………………………………………….……………72.10 Multiple Volumes……..…………………………………………………….72.11 Binding………………….…………………………………………………..73. SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR THE PARTS OF THE THESIS…………………..93.1 Preliminary Pages…………………………………………………………….103.1.1 Title page………………………………………………………..103.1.2 Approval page…………………………………………………...103.1.3 Plagiarism page………………………………………………….103.1.4 Abstract………………………………………………………….103.1.5 Öz………………………………………………………………..113.1.6 Dedication, Acknowledgements, and Preface…….......…..…….113.1.7 Table of contents………………………………………………..113.1.8 List of tables…………………………………………………….113.1.9 List of figures / list of illustrations / list of schemes..…………..123.1.10 List of symbols and/or abbreviations……………..…………...123.2 The Text…………………………………………………………………...….123.2.1 Illustrative material……………………………………………...133.2.2 Formulas………………………………………………………...143.2.3 Quotations………………………………………………………153.2.4 Footnotes and endnotes………………………………………….163.3 The Reference Material………………………………………………………163.3.1 Bibliography or references…………………………...………….163.3.2 Appendices……………………………………………………173.3.3 Tez Fotokopisi İzin Formu...........................................................183.3.4 Vita……………………………………………………………183.3.5 Turkish Summary……………………………………………….183.3.6 Last Notes………………………………………………........194. STYLE...........................................................................................................20APPENDICES....................................................................................................21Appendix A: Sample Front Cover and Spine………...……………....………..22Appendix B: Sample Title Page……………………...…………………..........23Appendix C: Sample Approval Page…………………………………………..24
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Appendix D: Sample Plagiarism Page…………………………...........………25Appendix E: Sample Abstract………………………………………………26Appendix F: Sample Öz……………………………………….…....………27Appendix G: Sample Dedication Page……………………………...…………28Appendix H: Sample Acknowledgments Page……………………...…………29Appendix I: Sample Table of Contents…………………………..…………30Appendix J: Sample List of Tables……………………......…………………..32Appendix K: Sample List of Figures………………………...…………………...33Appendix L: Sample List of Abbreviations............................................................34Appendix M: Sample Tez Fotokopisi İzin Formu..................................................35Appendix N: Sample Vita………………………………………...…………....36Appendix O: Properties of the Thesis Bound ......................................................37Index.......................................................................................................................38
CHAPTER 1GENERAL POLICIES
Every thesis accepted for a graduate degree is a mature piece of original research.Just as the research must be precise and complete to meet academic standards of your graduate program, the presentation of that research must be equally precise andcomplete to meet Graduate School standards.The purpose of guidelines presented here is to ensure that every thesis which willcarry the name of Middle East Technical University meets the same high standardsof presentation in terms of all pertinent physical properties, including format, aswell as paper and print quality. These standards are Graduate School standards of Middle East Technical University (METU) and are applied consistently to
all
thesesconducted in all graduate programs at METU. The current guidelines specified bythis manuscript and the “style manual” relating to other sections not specified in this2
 
manuscript, which is agreed upon by the student and the advisor or specified by thecandidate’s major department, will be strictly adhered to throughout the thesis.
1.1General Guidelines
All theses must be prepared electronically by using an appropriate word processor and drawing software. It is also required to submit an electronic copy of every thesisto the METU Library.
The requirements of METU Library can be found onhttp://www.lib.metu.edu.tr.
Even though several advantages of using a word processor while preparing a written document are well-recognized, it should be keptin mind that the various limitations involved (of software and hardware, as well asthose of the user) all too often lead to unexpectedly poor results. In other words,such use should never be considered an automatic guarantee of acceptable results;nor does it absolve the candidate from the responsibility of meeting the standards setout in this manual. Therefore, it is important that you read and understand theguidelines presented here before the preparation of your thesis. Beware that theguidelines put down here are strictly observed by the Graduate School andmanuscripts which do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted by theGraduate School.
 Do not use previously approved theses as a guide to the preparation of your ownmanuscript unless it exactly meets the current guidelines. The current guidelineswill be enforced.
 
For any and all instances not explicitly covered by this manual, a writtenapproval of the Graduate School must be obtained.
1.2 Classified Material
The release of a thesis containing classified material to the public can be restricted by the decision of the Executive Committee of the Graduate School upon a jointapplication of the candidate and his/her thesis supervisor. The length of such aclassified period is one year at most. However, it may successively be extendedthrough a similar process each time.
1.3 Theses Containing Potentially Patentable Information
If your thesis contains potentially patentable information, you may request amaximum duration of 90 days hold on the release of your thesis to the public. If thisrequest is accepted by the Executive Committee of the Graduate School, your thesiswill not be released to the public during this period. The hold period beginsimmediately after the official graduation date.
1.4 Referencing The Previous Work of Others and Plagiarism
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