See the Additional Resources section of this page for a list of helpful books and sites about using MLA Style.
Writers sometimes use section headings to improve a document’s readability.
You are encouraged to use the Library's thesis template to help format your thesis.
The requirements stated on this page are default settings for the thesis template The final copy of the thesis must be converted to for submission to the Library (maximum 256mb). Arial is the preferred font for SFU thesis submissions.
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Theses must be formatted for US Letter (8.5X11) pages. You may use other fonts with the approval of your committee.
See the Thesis Template Instructions for directions to change the default template font.
Sample Section Headings The following sample headings are meant to be used only as a reference.
You may employ whatever system of formatting that works best for you so long as it remains consistent throughout the document.