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Word - Thesis preparation and using long documents

Course description

This hands-on computer training course is for commencing Research Higher Degree Students, and should ideally be taken before our more technical word processing workshops.  Interested? Please read on.

Have you opened a word document and started madly typing? Then STOP. You may be surprised to know that what you think happens first should actually happen last, and vice versa! This A-Z of preparing your thesis document guarantees reduced stress when the deadline looms for handing in your thesis.


Word: Thesis preparation & long docs (PDF 1MB)

Type of course

Hands-on computer course


Abby Witts
College Services, Humanities, Arts and Social Sci

Who should attend

Research Higher Degree Students

What you will learn

In this workshop you will:

  • Identify potential problem areas in preparing your thesis document
  • Discuss how to lay out your thesis in accordance with University and discipline-specific instructions
  • Creating and using master documents
  • Using styles simply and effectively as well as section breaks, headers and footers
  • The importance of referencing correctly in accordance with discipline-specific styles
  • Learn how to prepare your thesis as a professional document for examination, without any of the last minute panic of having to reformat it or chase up missing references