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K-State Today

September 3, 2013



Graduate students and faculty: New ETDR Handbook provides overviews, details and more

By Marty Courtois

Graduate students: Is this the semester you start working on your thesis, dissertation or report? If so, don’t write a single word until you download the new ETDR Handbook — a 42-page PDF.  Compiled this summer by the ETDR consultants in the Information Technology Assistance Center, the handbook is a complete guide to formatting and submitting your electronic thesis, dissertation or report — or ETDR for short — including a thorough overview of all the Graduate School formatting requirements

In addition, the handbook provides extensive information on using the ETDR Word template.  Compatible with all versions of Word, both Mac and Windows, the template is the most important component in making your writing go as smoothly as possible. Similarly, for students using LaTeX, the handbook gives an introduction to using the ETDR LaTeX template.

Once your writing is finished and you’ve passed your defense, the handbook describes how to submit your ETDR electronically to the Graduate School. The handbook does not cover how to celebrate after you’ve graduated, but you can figure that out on your own.

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