Formatting your document

  • Format of your thesis
    • A4, 1.5 spaced
    • Times New Roman, 12pt.
    • Tables in 8pt or 10pt. Footnotes in 10pt. No exception. No fancy title pages.
    • Page limit: 35 pages.
  • Use page numbers (bottom right)
    • same font as your text, 10pt
    • page numbers start with 1 on the first page after your title page (the title page doesn’t have any page number)
  • Adhere to the English way of formatting numbers
    • Decimal points , not commas (e.g., the average is 10.52, and not
    • Separation of groups of digits (e.g., there are 1,531 users in the data set, and not 1531; similarly, there are 1,531,213 song plays, instead of 1531213 song plays)
    • Drop leading zeros (e.g., .15 instead of 0.15)
  • Take time to proof read your thesis (using a tool like Grammarly is recommended, but does not perform sanity checks on whether it actually makes sense what you say!)