LaTeX tutorial updated [OT]

Wayne Brehaut wbrehaut at mcsnet.ca
Wed Nov 7 21:47:45 CET 2007


On Wed, 07 Nov 2007 09:00:12 -0800, John DeRosa <stugots at qwest.net>
wrote:

>On Wed, 07 Nov 2007 16:23:56 +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG <bh at izb.knu.ac.kr>
>wrote:
>
>>On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 00:10 +0000, zionist.news2 at gmail.com wrote:
>>> On Nov 6, 12:30 pm, Nicola Talbot <n... at cmp.uea.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > I've updated my "Using LaTeX to write a PhD thesis" tutorial. Both PDF
>
>My understanding is that the correct nomenclature is, "Master's
>thesis," and, "PhD dissertation."

This may be more common usage in some regions, but "thesis" is more
general and quite correct in either case, as the following indicate.

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Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (http://www.visualthesaurus.com/):

exposition
a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a
given topic; an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a
writing or discourse

treatise
a formal exposition

thesis
dissertation 
a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research;
usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

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Oxford Refernce Online--requires subscription
(http://0-www.oxfordreference.com.aupac.lib.athabascau.ca/views/GLOBAL.html):

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms:
thesis 
an argument  or proposition, which may be opposed by an antithesis ;
or a scholarly essay defending some proposition, usually a
dissertation submitted for an academic degree.

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Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage
thesis 
meaning ‘a dissertation’, has the plural form theses , pronounced thee
-seez .

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology:
thesis 
proposition, theme XVI ; (theme of) a dissertation XVII .
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Merriam-Webster Online (http://www.m-w.com/):

thesis 
4: a dissertation embodying results of original research and
especially substantiating a specific view; especially : one written by
a candidate for an academic degree

dissertation 
an extended usually written treatment of a subject; specifically : one
submitted for a doctorate

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HTH?
wwwayne



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