Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 318

How to set up formatting in Microsoft Word is considered one of the basic technology skills required for all APUS students. General information on how to use Microsoft Word is available in that software's Help function. The Microsoft Company also provides user assistance:

This page on Using Microsoft Word from our Research Methods Information guide provides additional info links (including one that covers the tricky process of setting up the section page numbering).

Graduate students, note:  according to the End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies (aka EOP Manual), appropriate stylistic formatting and documentation are the student’s responsibility. These Appendices of the EOP Manual show the proper formatting required.

  • Appendix 4: Title Page
  • Appendix 5: Sample of Copyright Page
  • Appendix 6: Sample of Dedication Page
  • Appendix 7: Sample of Acknowledgments Page
  • Appendix 8: Sample of Abstract of the Thesis
  • Appendix 9: Sample of a Table of Contents
  • Appendix 10: Sample of a List of Tables
  • Appendix 11: Sample of a List of Figures

The List of References (or Bibliography) of the works cited (in direct quotes or paraphrases) in the paper's text must  also be in the school’s or program's prescribed style guide format.

For more information on writing the thesis/capstone paper, visit the Graduate Writing section of Writing@APUS.


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