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Thesis Preparation, Submission and Examination

There is a wide range of disciplines in which research theses are written so this information will not necessarily cover all of the specific descriptions.

JCU HDR candidates should consult with their Primary Advisor regarding matters such as style and requirements particular to the field of research before preparing the final draft of the thesis. Various style manuals are used within the University and most are held by the Library.

Liaison Librarians

Discipline Specific Liaison Librarians

Thesis Preparation Guide

HDR Thesis Preparation Guidelines
Criteria that Distinguish Between High Quality and Marginal Quality Theses

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Proof-reading and Editing

Advisors of HDR candidates are expected to provide editorial advice to their students. Students are permitted to use additional editors in preparing their thesis for submission for examination, but should discuss this with their primary advisor and provide the editor with a copy of the following guidelines before they commence work. These guidelines are intended to clarify the extent to which external paid assistance may be involved in the preparation of the final version of a thesis or dissertation prior to submission.

Thesis Submission and Examination

HDR Nomination of Examiners Procedure

HDR Thesis Submission and Examination Procedure

Student to complete:

Responding to Examiners' Comments

HDR Consideration of Examiners' Reports Procedure

Evaluative Statement Exemplar

Framework for Response to Examiners Comments