Senior Thesis Format
- Title page
TITLE (centered; caps and/or boldfaced, if desired)
Your Full Name
Thesis submitted to
the Department of Anthropology, Princeton University
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Arts
Date of Submission
I hereby declare that I am the sole author of this thesis.
(Signed w/ your name)
Your Full Name
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You may include any dedications you like
- Preface and Acknowledgements
— optional —
If you wish to thank advisors, informants, or others for their help with this thesis, you may do so here. Sources of funding ought to be acknowledged. Label this as you would a chapter, entitling it PREFACE or ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS as appropriate. A preface may also include any additional information concerning the circumstances of the research or writing.
- Table of Contents
— one page, labeled as such —
This ought to include chapter numbers and titles, plus page numbers. If you have illustrations, figures, diagrams, appendices, they ought to be listed with page numbers. Your bibliography ought to be listed as well.
- Thesis Chapters
The title page of each chapter ought to be clearly marked with a chapter number (and name, if desired). Chapter title pages are usually numbered at the bottom center of the page. Otherwise, page numbers usually appear in the upper right corners of all pages.
Please integrate any graphs, photos, tables, charts, etc. into the text itself, placing them where they are actually referred to in the text (or where they are most relevant).
Anthropology theses vary widely in length. There have been theses as short as 50 pages and as long as 350 pages. USE A STANDARD TYPE FONT!!
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If you have additional or supporting data which you did not want to put into the text itself, but want to include in the thesis, you may include them in one or more appendices. Please include appendices only if the material is relevant.
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This ought to be a references cited listing, and ought to conform to anthropology journal format (please consult any issue of American Ethnologist or American Anthropologist for examples). The final copy of the Senior Thesis must be in acceptable scholarly form. It should be free of grammatical and spelling errors and the bibliography should be complete. Bibliography and references in the text should be in anthropological style. Consult recent copies of the American Ethnologist or the American Anthropologist.
- Princeton Honor Code Pledge
— on last page —
The last page of the thesis ought to include the standard pledge as follows:
I pledge my honor that this thesis represents my own work in accordance with Princeton University regulations.