Every student planning to file and graduate must submit a dissertation/thesis for format review at least two weeks prior to the final filing deadline . The format review is uploaded via the ProQuest ETD website . Please complete all the required screens and SUBMIT your document online. For additional information visit our ProQuest ETD FAQ page . Graduate Division staff will review your submission and identify any formatting issues. We will communicate with you via email regarding necessary changes to the document. If a second upload is required, you will be notified once the formatting has been approved and no further changes are needed. This is an important step to ensure your document is ready by the final filing deadline .
The introductory or summary chapters of a thesis by publication should be written independently by the student. They should include an extensive annotated bibliography or literature review , placing the scope and results of the articles in the wider context of current state of the international research. They constitute a comprehensive summary of the appended papers, and should clarify the contribution of the doctoral student if the papers are written by several authors. They should not provide new results, but may provide synthesis of new conclusions by combining results from several of the papers. They may supplement the articles with a motivation of the chosen scope, research problems, objectives and methods, and a strengthening of the theoretical framework, analysis and conclusions, since the extent of the articles normally does not allow this kind of longer discussions.