Style - write your thesis front matter

Malc Prentice

Thesis Front Matter overview

Each university/department has its own rules about the first few pages. They often change - especially the order.

Check your official handbook.

A common combination is:

Page 1: Title page.

I will give you an example to follow for your Title Page.

Page 2: Table of Contents

Use styles for headings, then you can autogenerate.

Page 3: List of Figures

Page 4: List of Tables

Page 5: Acknowledgements


The abstract is basically like the words on the back of a book. It is there to help the reader decide whether or not to read the actual book or download the article.

Do not indent your abstract paragraph