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Thesis and Dissertation Office - Page Order

Abstract [number with Arabic numerals if more than 1 page; single page needs no number]

Guard Sheet  [a blank page, not counted, no number]

Preliminary Pages (lowercase Roman numerals)

Title Page [counted in numeric sequence but no number]

Approval/Signature Page [counted in numeric sequence but no number]

Copyright Page (optional) [not counted or numbered]

Acknowledgements (optional) [if included, it is the first of preliminary pages to have a page number; must be listed on Table of Contents]

Table of Contents [page number is iii if there is not an Acknowledgements]

List of Tables [counted and numbered]

List of Figures and/or Nomenclature [counted and numbered]

List of Abbreviations [counted and numbered]

List of Slides [counted and numbered]

List of Works [counted and numbered]

Preface (optional) [counted and numbered]

Text Pages [Arabic numerals]

Chapters in Order [begin with page number "1" at center bottom on first page of first chapter, continue with consecutive numbers to end of manuscript]

Appendix or Appendices Half-Sheet Title Page [if applicable; counted and numbered in sequence]

Appendices in order with Half-Sheet Title Pages preceding each individual Appendix [if applicable; counted and numbered in sequence]

Bibliography or References Half-Sheet Title Page [counted and numbered in sequence]

Bibliography or Reference List [counted and numbered in sequence]

Guard Sheet [not counted, no number]