Thesis or Project
Before beginning to write the thesis or project, students are strongly advised to check with members of their advisory committees to determine the style manual and/or professional journals which are the accepted guides for the specific discipline, and to become familiar with the stylistic preferences.
In those situations where a specific style manual may conflict with the UAF requirements described here, the UAF requirement will take precedence, unless written approval for an exception is secured in advance from The Graduate School.
Your thesis is to be treated as a book, not a manuscript to be sent off for further editing. Since it is viewed as a finished product, and since it is an indication of the ability and character of its author, the thesis should be correct in spelling and punctuation, neat in form (smudges, visible corrections, "white out," etc., are unacceptable), and consistent in all matters.
Types of Rural Development Master of Arts
Many books have been written on "how to write".
Check the library or bookstores for these and others. They can help with the correct use of English, as well as give you ideas on formatting and content.
Students should consult their advisors regarding the specific style manual appropriate for their thesis; for some theses, specific technical journals may be preferable as style models. The student should also be sure to check for any exceptions to published format or style which the degree program may require.