LaTeX tutorial updated [OT]

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

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

>On Wed, 07 Nov 2007 16:23:56 +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG <bh at>
>>On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 00:10 +0000, zionist.news2 at wrote:
>>> On Nov 6, 12:30 pm, Nicola Talbot <n... at> 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.


Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (

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

a formal exposition

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

Oxford Refernce Online--requires subscription

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms:
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.


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


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology:
proposition, theme XVI ; (theme of) a dissertation XVII .

Merriam-Webster Online (

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

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



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