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Your style guide will help you format the body of your paper (margins, headings, page numbers, etc.) as you write it, but it can be helpful to refer to an example to be sure that you’re on the right track.
Find sample papers for each writing style below:
BLUEBOOK: Legal Studies students should refer to the APUS Legal Studies Program Writing Guide.
TURABIAN: Turabian is based on the Chicago Manual of Style, so you can feel confident in referring to it for format guidelines. If you have the hard copy of Turabian, look at Appendixes A.1 General Format Requirements and A.2 Format Requirements for Specific Elements.
You will rely on the APUS End of Program Assessment (EOP) Manual for Graduate Studies to format aspects of your thesis that may not be addressed by style guides. Click here to download the EOP Manual.
- Chapters 2 -5 explain the process for thesis and capstone options.
- See the appendixes for descriptions of each section of your thesis, including samples of the various front matter pages:
- 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 Research Methods Information Guide for information about writing your thesis project/research proposal
- SAGE Project Planner’s Writing Up includes tips on writing the various sections of your research proposal and thesis.