# Submit an electronic copy of the manuscript of a thesis writing, including front matter, in one document to the chair of the M.A. in Writing Program. The chair will review the formatting and alert students to any necessary changes.
You can apply for a copyright through UMI/ProQuest when you submit your document through ETD. If you plan on copyrighting your document, follow these additional formatting instructions:
Thesis Formatting | Kent State University
Foremost, students should use the University Microsoft Word Thesis template which is available . This template has styles included within it to make formatting less cumbersome. The Graduate School also holds seminars on use of the template and following the formatting requirements.
To assist students with their formatting, we have collected the formatting checklist, formatting guide, and LaTeX and MS Word templates in the Graduate School’s .Depending on the notification settings you choose for this folder, Box may alert you by email if a Graduate School editor previews, downloads, or comments on an existing file, and when the Graduate School editor uploads a file for your review (such as the formatting check results).The dissertation editor will create a secure folder in the Graduate School’s Box account that will act as your formatting check directory. Both the preliminary you submit for review and the results of the formatting check will be posted here so that either editor can access the notes if you have a question. We may then exchange questions, comments, and updated files directly through Box or through the shared email account. To make a thesis formatting appointment with the Thesis Advisor, students will need to email the contact shown above. Once the thesis has been approved, the student may schedule a defense. It is recommended that students make an appointment with the thesis advisor as early as possible.