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Thesis and Dissertation Layout Made Easy

July 9, 2024 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Audience:Current Students

Thesis and Dissertation Layout Made Easy: Using Word to Format Headings, Tables of Contents and More

“Begin as you mean to go on.” Or, format your research document before you start to write so that you can easily finalize your thesis, dissertation or other research project and submit your work on time.

In this hands-on workshop designed for students in the arts and social sciences, we introduce participants to basic functions in Microsoft Word that allow them to format documents so that they leave with a template for their research project.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to use functions in MS Word to:

  • Choose a theme or style
  • Create a table of contents using headings and sub-headings
  • Add captions to images and figures

Workshop leader(s):

Martha Attridge Bufton, Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian

Kiah Russell, Teaching & Learning Technician

Sherri Sunstrum, Cartographic Specialist, Subject specialist for Earth Sciences, Geomatics

Note: Enrollment for this workshop is capped at 20 participants.

All graduate students are welcome. Because this session is being held during the Summer term, it does not count toward paid pedagogical training hours for TAs.


Registration for this workshop is full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list please email