- This manual is for use at Florida Institute of Technology and provides instructions for writing your thesis/dissertation.
Note: Visit the Office of Graduate Programs early on in your writing to make sure you are following their guidelines for layout and format.
Important Note: The Evans Library offers a LaTeX template for your convenience. Students should use this template at their own discretion. For additional guidance, please contact your thesis advisor and/or your department, as this will likely be the best source for LaTeX information.
This template is intended to offer a basic outline of the formatting requirements. These files are not guaranteed to be error free or work precisely as written and may require customization.
Florida Tech Thesis and Dissertation Work (Office of Graduate Programs) which includes the following:
University Forms for Graduate Students (Office of Graduate Programs & Registrar)
Academic Support Center (ASC) - help available from Florida Tech faculty.
Tips for defining and writing a thesis statement - courtesy of the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
From the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)
Scientific journals publish a few types of pieces. The two most common are the research article and the review article.A research article is peer-reviewed and presents a complete description of a new research finding. A review compiles the results of many different studies on a topic into an overview of that field. Click the links below to read more:
Below are links to theses and dissertation resources here at the Evans Library.
From: Harris, Robert A. The Plagiarism Handbook. Los Angeles: Pyrczk Publishing, 2001.
Even if you are using your own words to paraphrase or summarize a source, you still need to cite it since it was originally someone else's idea or words.