Thesis/Dissertation Formatting


All graduate students (except those using LaTeX) submitting a thesis or dissertation must follow the guidelines under each link on the left starting with General Formatting.  Students who do not follow these guidelines must work with the Office of Graduate Studies to correct formatting errors before graduating.  All graduate students are encouraged to have the Writing Excellence Studio (WEST) review their paper prior to submission to ProQuest.

LaTeX Students

Some students in math and engineering may be using LaTeX to format their dissertation or thesis.  If you are using LaTeX, please download the manual and required files.  LaTeX will format most of your document for you, but you need to review the Approval and References sections on the left. When you submit your work to Graduate Studies in ProQuest, put a note in the comment box that you used LaTeX.

Getting Help

If you have specific formatting issues, please make an appointment with The Writing Excellence Studio at Tennessee Tech University (WEST).

Scheduling an Individual Writing Consultation:

Go to
Log in using your Tennessee Tech username and password (like your email). Then select the following:

Care Unit: Tutoring
Location: WEST (Writing Excellence Studio)
Service: Writing Consultation (WEST)
Meeting Type: In Person or Microsoft Teams
That will bring up a list of available consultants and times. Choose the person whose schedule best fits yours!
Graduate students are encouraged to have their paper reviewed prior to submission into ProQuest.

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