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Basic Formatting for Your Thesis: Session 1

Basic Formatting for Your Thesis: Session 1 Online


This is a series of 3 workshops designed to help you set up your manuscript at the beginning, middle, or end of the thesis writing process. Setting up your formatting early and learning how to use the basic formatting tools in Microsoft Word and Google Docs will help you through the writing of your thesis and will save you time and stress at the end when you are ready for publication on Dominican Scholar.

You'll also learn about accessible formatting and how to make your papers readable by those using assistive technologies to read your work.

Who is this For?

Although this series is primarily for students working on their graduate or undergraduate thesis all students can use these skills in all their writing projects while in school and later in their careers. 

What You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word or Google Docs
  • An internet connection
  • Zoom installed on your computer

Session 1: An Overview of the Tools

September 13th, 4:00 pm

The first session of this series will present an overview of the tools that will help you format your paper for a professional look and accessibility. At the end of this session, you will have a title page, copyright page, and placeholders for your abstract and table of contents.

  • An overview of the tools
  • Paragraph settings
  • Page breaks
  • Section breaks
  • Page numbers

Session 2: Using Styles

September 20th, 4:00 pm

In the second session of the series, we'll cover the often overlooked Styles in Word and Google Docs. At the end of this session you'll know how to set up styles and use them for headings and to generate a table of contents. 

  • Creating, editing, and using styles
  • Adding headings
  • Creating a Table of Contents

Session 3: Images and Tables

September 27th, 4:00 pm

In the final session of this series, we'll take a look at images and tables and how to insert them properly and make them accessible.

  • Inserting and sizing images and tables
  • Word wrapping
  • Alt Text
  • Captions
Dates & Times:
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm, Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Graduate Students     Undergraduate Students  
  Experienced Users     Novice Users  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Access to Microsoft Word

All students have access to Microsoft Word and the full Office 365 suite through their Okta dashboard.

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