Graduate College

FM: Abstract


  1. Type ABSTRACT in all capital letters; not bolded, center aligned
  2. One double-spaced between “ABSTRACT” and text
  3. Double space all text following; no bold; no italics or underline (used only for species, genre, book titles, musical compositions or foreign words and phrases)
  4. All acronyms or abbreviations must be written out fully at first use with acronym/abbreviation in parenthesis
  5. Same size and font as text
  6. Must start on page i
  7. Do not exceed 350 words in length

No first person plurals* – ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’

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Note to Students in the School of International Letters and Cultures. If you compose your document in the language of your discipline (e.g. Spanish, German or French) then you must include an extra abstract in English. See page 7 for more information.