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NEW! Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp: Formatting the manuscript

The Graduate College and the Center for Communication Excellence  invite you to a boot camp to guide you through the final formatting of your thesis or dissertation. Boot camp sessions will be held on  September 18th 9-11amOctober 18th 9-11amand November 9th 2-4pm in Parks Library Room 134. These events will take place in a computer lab, so you may bring an electronic copy of your thesis/dissertation on a flashdrive or saved onto your own laptop.  Registration is required, but free to all ISU graduate students. For more information about thesis and dissertation requirements, consider attending a Graduate College Thesis Seminar

ATTENTION LaTeX USERS: From 10-11am on September 18th and October 18th, a LaTeX specialist will join us in the boot camp sessions to assist with special formatting formatting requirements for theses and dissertations produced in LaTeX.

Resource of the Month


From Research to Manuscript: A guide to scientific writing 

This resource (available online through the ISU library) highlights a range of important considerations in research writing. Topics range from specific details of style to manuscript publication and practices of peer-review. The author provides an overview of the research-science report process for both first-time science research authors and seasoned professionals. Access the resource today!

Don't forget to check out other on-site and online resources supporting academic communication in the Center for Communication Excellence's resource database


Reiman Gardens is seeking graduate students, faculty, and other professionals in science-related fields to participate in their 2018 Science Communication Fellowship to help scientists share their research with the public. Scientists, engineers, graduate students, faculty, researchers, and any other science-based professionals interested in developing science communication skills are invited to apply. This is a great professional development opportunity! Complete an application by November 30th, if you're interested.

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