Academic Skills 2

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Academic Skills 2

  1. 1. Parts of the Thesis and Dissertations
  2. 2. <ul><li>There are general plans for the layout; </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminaries ( title page, abstract, acknowledgment, table of content ,list of tables, list of figures ) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>3. Literature review </li></ul><ul><li>4. Materials and Methods </li></ul><ul><li>5. Results </li></ul><ul><li>6. Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>7. References </li></ul><ul><li>8. Appendices ( optional) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organization of material <ul><li>Logical ( inductive or deductive) </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar – to – unfamiliar ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Climatic ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Anticlimactic ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Whole-to-part/part-to –whole ordering. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Coherence in writing <ul><li>Consistent grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Pronoun reference </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological ordering of contents in sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial structure </li></ul><ul><li>Transition words. </li></ul>
  5. 5. SAS regulations for writing a thesis <ul><li>Paper used A4 ( 80 grams) </li></ul><ul><li>Writing on one side of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>No decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Dedication only one page </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgment only one page </li></ul>
  6. 6. Writing Fonts <ul><li>Font size12 /Times New Roman </li></ul><ul><li>Latin names written in Italics </li></ul><ul><li>Margin font size 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter titles 18 bold </li></ul><ul><li>Subtitles 16 bold </li></ul><ul><li>Sub subtitles 15 bold </li></ul>
  7. 7. Page Margins <ul><li>Top 2.5 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom 2.5 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Binding (left) 3.5 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Other side ( right) 2.5 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Line spacing between paragraphs 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Line spacing between lines 1.5 </li></ul>

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