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Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation with Microsoft Word

This guide includes video tutorials designed to help you get most of the formatting of your thesis correct the first time. Using these videos to format your thesis will save a lot of time when it comes to having your format checked.

Copyright page

A copyright page is optional. Many students include one, but under current U.S. copyright law, just the act of writing your thesis gives you copyright protection. There are three common ways that we see the copyright page formatted and the video tutorial below explains how to format each of these common copyright pages.

Option 1: 0:37

Option 2: 3:01

Option 3: 5:56

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