If I use LaTeX, can I easily conform to the Graduate Schools required thesis format?
Absolutely! A sample LaTeX thesis file is available for downloaded (complements of Jason Lachniet, ETSU Math masters graduate, 2007): thesis-template2007.tex. You may download this file and edit it as you like. In fact, once you have learned LaTeX syntax and typed your chapters, your thesis becomes a “fill in the blank” task! Just paste your chapters in the sample file, insert committee member names and a few other details, and LaTeX will do the rest! You also need the etsu_thesis.cls.txt file. Download it and save it as “etsu_thesis.cls” (DON’T OMIT THIS STEP!!!) in the same directory as the template file. • So… I should use LaTeX for my thesis typesetting? Tell me more! Yes!!! Again, it is not required, but highly recommended. It may take you some time to learn the syntax, but it is worth the trouble. All Math Department faculty are familiar with the software, and so help is not far away. If you have particular technical questions, you might check with these “high traffic” users of