4.1 The First Part of the Thesis

The first part of the thesis is for the benefit of the reader, and prepares him/her to consume the contents presented in the thesis.

The first part of the thesis includes

Additionally, when called for, there may also be

  • an index of abbreviations, and
  • a glossary.

The proper place for these is on a separate page(s) between the table of contents and the first chapter of the text.

Cover page and description page templates are available in the Reporting Template section of this guide.