FORMAT AND ARRANGEMENT

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6.1  General

6.1.1 Guidelines

Use formal, written grammar throughout your entire thesis. This is the type of grammar that is generally taught in school and that is tested in standardized tests. If you find an error in quoted text or used tables/figures, do not make any corrections. You must use copyrighted material “as is” with no changes.(see 6.28)

6.1.2 Contractions

Avoid contractions

avoid
 
USE
we’ve
can’t
won’t
 
we have
can not
will not

6.1.3 Columns

Avoid multiple columns for text

6.1.4 Paper Use

Print on only one side of the paper: do not print on both side

6.1.5 Word Usage

Use standard verb forms and minimize use of idiomatic expressions

avoid
 
USE
idiomatic
put up
put off
deal with a problem
 
formal word choice
with tolerate; persevere
postpone
problem address (confront) a problem

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