FORMAT AND ARRANGEMENT

headlines

7.6  Table of Contents

   
Page Title Type TABLES OF CONTENTS” in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, 12 pt.This should be typed 2 line spaces from the top margin, and centered within the left and right margins.
Text start text 2 line spaces after the page title; double-space between main sections; single-space within each section.
Major Headings
1, 2, …
major headings should use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, 12 pt. The number should be aligned flush left with the left margin
A-level subhead
1.1, 2.1, …

A-level subheads should be in title case, 12 pt. The leftmost number should be aligned flush left directly under the 1st letter of the text in the immediately preceding line. Do not use a period [ . ] after the final number.

B-level subhead
4.1.1,4.1.2, …

B-level subheads should be in title case, 12 pt. The leftmost number should be aligned flush left directly under the 1st letter of the text in the immediately preceding line. Do not use a period [ . ] after the final number.

Entry Page Numbers Each entry shown should have a page number with leader dots from entry to page number that should be flush with the right margin. There should also be one space after the last letter of text before the leaders dots begin, and one space before the actual entry page number.
Leader Dots

Leader dots will most likely all start at different places, but they must all end at the same place; that is, the last dot for every entry must align with all the other entries.

If you anticipate having three digits in your page numbers because the length of your thesis will be 100 pages or more, preset the end of the leader dots with a right justified tab accordingly. As a result, and spacing before 2 digit numbers will be larger than that before 3-digit numbers … but the end of the leader dots will all be the same.

Back Matter
Page Numbers

CITED REFERENCES follows the last page of the Body of Text. Page numbers should continue consecutively. In the example of the left, the last page of the “Recommendations” is 88, so the 1st page of CITED REFERENCES is 89. Pages numbers continue consecutively until the last page of your thesis or dissertation.

Page Number

roman number, lower case: “vi” or the number that follows the last page of the immediately preceding List.

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