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SAMPLE THESIS TITLE WITH A CONCISE AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THAT INCLUDES KEY WORDS AND AVOIDS USING SCIENTIFIC FORMULAS

by

John Doe

B.A., The University of British Columbia, 2008

A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF

MASTER OF ARTS

in

THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES

(Program Name: Do not put the words “Faculty”, “Department”, “Institute”, “School”, “Centre”, or “Program”)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

(Vancouver) or (Okanagan)

January 2011

© John Doe, 2011

Abstract

This is the Abstract.

The abstract is a concise and accurate summary of the research contained in the thesis. It states the problem, the methods of investigation, and the general conclusions, and should not contain tables, graphs or illustrations. It must not exceed 350 words, and should contain relevant keywords that will make your thesis more likely to be found in an electronic search. Do not put a separate list of keywords. There must be a single abstract for the entire thesis.

Preface

This is the Preface.

You must include a preface if any part of your research was partly or wholly published in articles, was part of a collaboration, or required the approval of one or more of UBC’s Research Ethics Boards.

The Preface must include the following:
A statement indicating the relative contributions of all collaborators and co- authors of publications (if any), emphasizing details of your contribution and stating the proportion of research and writing conducted by you •A list of any publications arising from work presented in the dissertation, and the chapter(s) in which the work is located •The name of the particular UBC Research Ethics Board, and the Certificate Number(s) of the Ethics Certificate(s) obtained, if ethics approval was required for the research

Examples:
Chapter 2 is based on work conducted in UBC’s Maple Syrup Laboratory by Dr. A. Apple, Professor B. Boat, and [student’s name]. I was responsible for tapping the trees in forests X and Z, conducted and/or supervised all boiling operations, and performed frequent quality control tests on the product.

or

A version of chapter 3 has been published. [Student’s name], Apple, A. and Boat. B. (2010) Frequency of Quality Testing in Syrup Creation. Maple Science J. 255:139-144. I conducted all the testing and wrote most of the manuscript. The section on “Testing Implements” was originally drafted by Boat, B.

Table of Contents

Abstractii
Prefaceiii
Table of Contentsiv
List of Tablesvi
List of Figuresvii
List of Symbols, Abbreviations or Other (Optional)viii
Glossaryix
Acknowledgementsx
Dedicationxi
1 Chapter: Introduction1
1.1Section1
1.1.1Sub-Section1
1.2Section1
1.2.1Sub-Section1
1.2.2Sub-Section1
1.2.2.1Sub-Sub-Section2
1.2.2.2Sub-Sub-Section2
2 Chapter: Body of Thesis3
2.1Section3
2.1.1Sub-Section3
2.2Section4
2.2.1Sub-Section4
3 Chapter: Conclusion5
3.1Section5
3.1.1Sub-Section5
3.2Section5
3.2.1Sub-Section5
Bibliography or References7
Appendices8
Appendix A8
A.1Sub-Appendix8
A.2Sub-Appendix8
Appendix B9
B.1Sub-Appendix9

List of Tables

This is the List of Tables. This must be included if you have any tables in your thesis.

Tables must be numbered consecutively. They can be numbered with the chapter number or with no reference to the chapter number.

You must use the same numbering system for tables, figures, illustrations, etc. Avoid mixing numbering systems.

Table 2.1 A sample of table in Chapter 22
Table 3.1 A sample of table in Chapter 34
Table 3.2 Second sample of table in Chapter 34

List of Figures

This is the List of Figures. This must be included if you have any figures in your thesis.

Figures must be numbered consecutively. They can be numbered with the chapter number or with no reference to the chapter number.

You must...
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