Pre-Defense to Publication: A Checklist
This detailed, step-by-step guide shows you the steps you need to take in order to maximize your journey through the Thesis Office. Following the steps in this document will greatly help you understand the Thesis Office process and effectively prepare your manuscript.
Thesis Office Walk-In Hours
In Fall 2019, the Thesis Office is instituting Thesis Office Walk-In Hours, where dissertating and thesis-writing students can come in to work with a Thesis Editor, ask questions, and work in a quiet space with other writing students. Thesis Office Walk-In Hours are held at the Graduate School Offices, 302 Park Building (http://bit.ly/2bmOGxJ) on Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm, from August 28 to November 13.
How to Avoid Format Rejection
Expediting Your Manuscript
Policy for Expedited Submissions: Due to the large number of requests, students who wish to be considered for having their submissions expedited must provide the following:
- A compelling reason for being expedited including detailed circumstances and when the degree is required
- A letter from prospective employers or others requiring proof of degree conferral
- A manuscript without major formatting or grammar errors
In order to ensure faster processing, you must follow these recommendations in the Handbook:
- Only include first-level subheads in the Table of Contents
- Only include Lists if you have under 25 figures/tables
- Place figures and tables at the end of the chapter where they are first mentioned in the text
Again, being placed in the expedite pile does not guarantee that your manuscript will be processed in time for graduation.