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Ready to submit your thesis, project report or dissertation? Be sure to complete all 4 steps: (1) Have your signature page complete with all signatures; (2) Have your manuscript formatted to the best of your ability in one PDF; (3) Deliver your signature page to the Thesis and Dissertation Office by 5 p.m. of the deadline date; and (4) Upload your PDF using the Internet address provided to you at the time you bring in your signature page. A payment of $95 is required at the time of uploading your PDF.
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The formatting information in this PowerPoint slideshow is geared specifically to the needs of CSULB students who are writing a thesis or project report for a master's degree or a doctoral dissertation using format rules from the 2016 edition of the University Style and Format Guidelines for Theses, Project Reports, and Dissertations, the ultimate resource for formatting graduate level manuscripts at California State University, Long Beach. This is the first in a SERIES OF THREE POWERPOINTS that cover format rules in more detail.
Another helpful resource on the Thesis and Dissertation Office Format Guide web page is the Mini Manuscript, which includes samples of formatting for each page of the manuscript.