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Title Page [counted in numeric sequence--that is, counted as "page i"] No page number on the title page

Preliminary Pages (lowercase Roman numerals)

  • Abstract [counted in numeric sequence, and included in Table of Contents]--begin with: ii
  • Copyright Page (optional) [not counted or numbered]
  • Acknowledgements (optional) [if included, it must be listed on Table of Contents]
  • Table of Contents [counted and numbered]
  • List of Tables [if applicable; counted and numbered and included in Table of Contents]
  • List of Figures and/or Nomenclature [if applicable; counted and numbered and included in Table of Contents]
  • List of Abbreviations (optional) [counted and numbered and included in Table of Contents]
  • List of Works [if applicable; counted and numbered and included in Table of Contents]
  • Preface (optional) [counted and numbered and included in Table of Contents]

Text Pages [Arabic numerals]

  • Chapters (numbered with Arabic numerals) [begin with page number "1" at center bottom on first page of first chapter, continue with consecutive numbers to end of manuscript]
  • Appendix or Appendices Half-Sheet Title Page [if applicable; counted and numbered in sequence and included in Table of Contents]
  • Appendices (lettered with uppercase letters with Half-Sheet Title Pages preceding each individual Appendix) [if applicable; counted and numbered in sequence and page numbers of Half-Sheet Title Pages included in Table of Contents]
  • Bibliography or References Half-Sheet Title Page [counted and numbered in sequence and included in table of contents]
  • Bibliography or Reference List [counted and numbered in sequence]