Wednesday26Feb 2020

How to Format a Thesis

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST
2020-02-26 16:00 2020-02-26 16:00 America/Los_Angeles How to Format a Thesis Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121 Allison DeVries

RSVP is required

Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121

Staff, Faculty, Students, and Alumni

are invited to attend.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4-6:50pm

How to Format a Thesis

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121


Learn what ‘accessibility’ means in this workshop and how it impacts the documents you create every day. We will use Word to learn best digital accessibility practices including the use of Headers, Lists, Alternative Text, proper formatting of Tables, how to make good hyperlinks, and how to use the Accessibility Checker. We will discuss how prevalent the PDF format is and why, how to best create a PDF from your source document, how to use the Acrobat Accessibility Checker, how to OCR scanned files, add alternative text to images, editing the tags in a file, and then properly markup tables and lists.


The second portion of the workshop will make the task of submitting your finished thesis to the library less daunting. Students will be introduced to the resources the Leatherby Libraries have for completing this process, including a guide that explains all of the steps (from initial submission through final electronic posting of the thesis), checklists of formatting requirements, and pre-formatted Word templates that they can use early in the writing process.


Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Leatherby Libraries, Scholarly Communications and Electronic Resources Coordinator

Kristin Laughtin-Dunker is the Coordinator for Scholarly Communications & Electronic Resources in the Leatherby Libraries, and the librarian responsible for overseeing thesis and dissertation submissions to the library. She runs Chapman University Digital Commons, the university’s open access repository for the scholarly and creative work of Chapman University’s faculty, students, and staff, and manages the library’s extensive collections of databases and other electronic content.


You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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