Archived Material (Dissertations)

This book takes you through all the elements needed for a successful dissertation proposal and dissertation. The book explains the sections required for both proposal and dissertation, and offers helpful downloadable templates to assist with the presentation.

What a dissertation should look like

Page numbers


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As far as page numbering goes, there are four sections to your dissertation:

Title page

Your title page should have no number.

Preamble

The preamble is everything between the Title page and the Introduction:

  1. Abstract
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Contents 
  4. List of Tables and Figures.
  • Use small-case Roman numerals (i.e. i, ii, iii, iv, etc.) to number.
  • Insert a section break between the pre-amble and the main body.
Demo of how to add section breaks (MP4 video opens in new window)

Main body

  • Includes everything from the Introduction up to (but not including) the appendices.
  • Use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) to number.
Demo of how to set page numbers in Word 2007 (MP4 video opens in new window)

Appendices

  • Use the letter name of the appendix and an Arabic numeral. (i.e. A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2) to number.
  • Create a section break for each appendix and manually add the letter name into the footer.
Demo of how to add numbers to your appendices (MP4 video opens in new window)

Note:

All these sections, with correct numbering, appear in the general dissertation template which can be accessed below.