King Abdullah I School of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research

Thesis Writing Manual

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Last updated 24/1/2019

Cover page

Follow the attachment for the cover page of the thesis

Attachment 1: Cover page

Authorization form

Follow the attachment for the authorization page of the thesis

Attachment 1: Authorization form

Thesis approval

Follow the attachment for the thesis approval page of the thesis

Attachment 1: Thesis approval

Abstract

Follow the attachment for the abstract page of the thesis

Attachment 1: Abstract page

Dedication

Follow the attachment for the Dedication page of the thesis

Attachment 1: Dedication page

Acknowledgments

Follow the attachment for the Acknowledgments page of the thesis

Attachment 1: Acknowledgments page

List of contents

Follow the attachment for the List of contents page of the thesis

Attachment 1: List of contents page

List of tables

Follow the attachment for the List of Tables page of the thesis

Attachment 1: List of tables page

List of figures

Follow the attachment for the List of figures page of the thesis

Attachment 1: List of Figures page

List of appendices

Follow the attachment for the List of appendices page of the thesis

Attachment 1: List of appendices page

Abbreviation lists

Follow the attachment for the List of abbreviations page of the thesis

Attachment 1: List of abbreviations page

Adding a table to the thesis text
Adding a figure to the thesis text
Citing a reference within the text of the thesis
Simplified thesis template- Microsoft Word
Simplified thesis template- Latex file
Is there a certain number of pages for a master thesis?

No

How to write a reference: Journal paper
  1. References are written alphabetically according to the family name of the first author.
  2. References are written as follows:Family name of 1st author, Initials of first author., same for other authors, & last author (year). Title of paper.  Name of journal in italic, volume# (issue#), pages.

For example:

Ali, M., & Treadue, J. (2016). A new technique for solving a signal processing problem. Journal of Multimedia, 50(3), 300-302.

How to write a reference: Conference paper

Conference papers are written in a similar way, however, 

  1. We add "In" before the name of the conference.
  2. The name of the conference should be italic.
  3. Pages numbers are preceeded by pp. with parentheses.

For example,

 

Ali, M., & Treadue, J. (2016). A new technique for solving a signal processing problem. In International Conference on Communications (ICC), (pp. 300-302).

How to write a reference: Book

As before, however

  1. Title of book is italic.
  2. Publisher name replaces the journal title or the conference name.
  3. We can also add the country/city of the publisher before the name of the publisher.

For example:

Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.