Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations

The ETD (Office of Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations) supports post-baccalaureate UIW students in the task of creating correctly formatted and ready-to-publish manuscripts. Support includes providing instructional time and materials about writing, formatting and publishing to students. Students can drop by or telephone the office anytime Monday through Friday, or email the ETD coordinator.

What is Format Review?

An important component of the support provided by this office includes format review of student work submitted for publication to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database and for deposit into The Athenaeum, University of the Incarnate Word's digital repository of scholarly work. The purpose of the format review is to verify that the formatting of the ETD follows the editorial style standards of the student's discipline and all additional relevant UIW style requirements.

What Format Review is Not

Format review does not include a language level critique or an analysis of diction, grammar, syntax or sentence structure, nor does it attempt to ascertain if the student's argument makes any sense. These matters are entirely the responsibility of the student and the student's faculty advisors.

Writing Help

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides writing assistance for graduate students at any stage of manuscript preparation; appointments can be scheduled through the resource WCOnlineWCOnline is staffed by experienced UIW writing development specialists who are available for consultations in person and online.