Thesis Writer's Guide

 

The Colorado School of Mines Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) publishes this guide for graduate students in all departments who must prepare a masters thesis or doctor of philosophy dissertation as part of the requirements for a CSM graduate degree. In this guide, the word “thesis” refers to both the thesis and the dissertation, unless otherwise noted.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Step-by-Step Guide

Calendars and Deadlines

Graduation Checklists and Deadlines


THESIS WRITER'S WORKSHOP

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016 10 am to 12 pm Student Center Ballrooms D

 

Thesis Writer's Workshop PowerPoint Presentations


THESIS PREPARATORY MATERIALS

Before Writing Your Thesis

Graduate Student Government resources including Latex template

Writing Center

Embargoes and Proprietary Research

Using Student Models

ProQuest Information and FAQs (includes contact information)


FORMATTING INFORMATION, EXAMPLES and ASSISTANCE

Thesis Checklist

Sample ThesisPDF versionText only version

How to Format Page NumbersPDF versionText only version

How to Format Page OrientationPDF versionText only version

Formatting Assistance including contact information for the Writing Center and the Office of Graduate Studies


FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

Fonts

How to Embed Fonts (required for printing) PDF versionText only version

Page Numbering

Margins

Line Spacing and Indenting

Text Alignment

Titles

White Space

Thesis Length and File Size

Copyright Permissions


THESIS COMPONENTS

Page Sequence

FRONT MATTER

Title Page

Copyright Page

Submittal PagePDF versionText only version

Abstract

Table of Contents and Lists

Acknowledgments

Dedication

BODY of the THESIS

Thesis Text

     Headings

          Chapter Page-Double Numbering System PDF versionText only version

          Chapter Page-Three Level SystemPDF versionText only version

     Journal Paper FormatPDF versionText only version

Figures and Tables

Numbers and Equations

References

Appendices

Supplemental Electronic Files