3. Thesis / Thematic Paper Writing

Black, clear and legible font sizes must be used and must be consistent throughout all sections of the thesis.

The thesis / thematic paper must be printed on single sided plain white A4 80 grams paper.

Must be in accordance with the Faculty of Graduate Studies's guidelines.
Top margin and Left margin should be approximately 3.75 cm. (An exception is at the beginning of a new chapter, hen the top margin should be 5 cm.) while right, and bottom margins are approximately 2.5 cm. The top margin is measured from the edge of the paper to the page number.
Use lowercase Roman numbers in all front matter. For page numbering of a thesis / thematic paper begin with iii on the Acknowledgement page. Though counted, no page numbering (neither in letters nor Roman numbers) appears on the entitled page, and approval page, do not contain any page numbering.

The body of the text, references, appendices and biography pages are numbered consecutively as 1,2,3,4, etc. throughout the thesis / Thematic paper.

The page numbers are placed at the top right hand corner of every page 2.5 cm. from both the top and right margins.
Manuscripts should be typewritten with 1.5 spacing. To begin a new paragraph, the student should space 2 cm. or 1 Tab = 2 cm.
The header should be presented beginning from the "ABSTRACT". The format used is "Times New Roman" with a size of 10 points.
  • For the "ABSTRACT", the statement "Fac. of Grad Studies, Mahidol Univ." is presented on the left corner and the word "Thesis /" followed by one space and the page number is presented on the right corner.

  • For the odd page, print "Fac. of Grad. Studies, Mahidol Univ." on the left corner and the degree e.g. M.Sc.(Maxillofacial Posthetics.) followed by a slash (/) and the page number on the right corner.

  • For the even page, print the name of the student without title and degree on the left corner and the heading of contents (e.g. Introduction, Chapter, Appendix, References, etc.) accordingly followed by a slash (/) and the page number on the right corner.

  • However, the header should not be printed on the page where the page number is not typed.
  • Chapter. Each chapter must begin on a new page and the number of the chapter must be in uppercase Roman numbers. For a thesis / thematic paper the word "Chapter" is center aligned 5 cm from the top edge of the page. The "Chapter's title" (all in capital letter and bolding) is also center aligned and appears below the CHAPTER line with one line spacing. Chapter titles that are longer than 1 line can be divided into 2-3 lines as deemed appropriate and must appear in a reversed triangle shape with no underlining.

  • Headings. Headings refer to the main sections of a chapter other than the chapter's title which should be bolded or underlined with left justification. The headings' font size may vary according to the hierarchy of headings and should have greater than normal line spacing before and after each heading.

    If there is only one line left on the page after a new heading, start the heading on a new page.

  • Sub Headings. Leave reasonable indentation for sub headings. A number prefix or a letter-and-number prefix can be used with sub headings.
  • Tables included table numbers, captions, texts, and sources which are usually presented in a single page.

    If the table is too long to fit on one page, continuation to the next page is acceptable keeping in mind that the table number, caption, and at least two lines of the table content need appear on the same page. If the table is completed on one page but its source has to be written on the next page, at least two lines of the table content need to be split to the next page even though some free space will appear in the table on the previous page.

    The size of the table should not exceed the normal margins of the thesis. Oversized tables must be resized by photocopying or other suitable means, but must remain easily legible. For a table whose width will not fit on a normal thesis page, it can be rotated till the top of the table is placed toward the binding (left) edge in a landscape format.
    Scientific names of microorganisms, plants, and animals are written in accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature guideline and must be differentiated from other letters or texts either by underlining or italicizing.
    After the student has successfully defended the thesis / Thematic paper and the thesis / Thematic paper is in final form, you are ready to make the electronic file and convert into Portable Document format (PDF). The contents of the electronic file should be divided according to the chapters in the thesis / Thematic , for example:

    Title Must be the file
      Word PDF
    1. Cover page, Entitled page, Approval page, Acknowledgement page
    * Remark : Entitled page, Approval page scan original page as PDF File
    01 Cover
    2. Abstract 02 Abstract
    3. List of Contents etc. 03 Conts
    4. Introduction 04 Intro
    5. Literature Review 05 Liter
    6. Materials and Methods 06 Method
    7. Results 07 Result
    8. Discussion 08 Discuss
    9. Conclusion 09 Conclude
    10. References 10 Refer
    11. Appendix 11 Appendix
    12. Biography 12 Biography




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