All Gallatin theses should abide by certain conventions regarding style and physical production. While the formats will not necessarily be identical, the documents should generally be consistent with the following guidelines.
Each thesis must conform to the style requirements of one of the following manuals: American Psychological Association (APA); Modern Language Association (MLA); Turabian. These books govern such matters as: formats for citations and bibliographies; page layouts and pagination; the use of specialized terms, etc. Whatever form you choose, use it consistently.
Every thesis, whether research, performance or project, should include the following items:
- a title page;
- a one-page, single-spaced abstract;
- a table of contents, with page numbers; if necessary, a table ofillustrations, tables or figures;
- the body of the text, with appropriate headings for chapters, sub-sections or other parts;
- appendices or portfolios as appropriate;
- a complete bibliography (not annotated);
The following items may be included if the student wishes, and should be placed on one or more roman-numerated pages following the abstract and before the table of contents:
- a copyright
- a dedication
- a preface