STYLE GUIDELINES FOR HONORS THESES
The Olin Library Department of Archives and Special Collections maintains a collection of all Honors Theses written by Rollins College students.
Please observe the following guidelines in preparing the library's copy of your honors thesis.
Paper and Margins
To assure the quality and permanence of the library copy, submit your thesis on acid-free paper. Double space the text and leave one-inch margins at the top, bottom and right side of the page. The left margin must be at least one and one-quarter inches (1 1/4") to permit binding.
Submit the library copy unbound in a manila envelope. Write your name and the title of the thesis on the upper left hand corner of the envelope. Do not bind, staple, or punch holes in the left margins of your thesis. The library will arrange for the archival copy to be professionally bound. Arrangements can be made for extra copies to be bound at personal expense. If you have any questions about this service, please call x2407.
Some honors projects result in products other than traditional printed texts or may include visual images or other graphic materials. Please consult with your advisor and the Archives Department for information about submitting these projects.
Instructions for citing references may be found in any of the standard style manuals. Select the style appropriate to your discipline in consultation with your advisor. The following manuals are available in the library reference area: A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by K. Turabian; The Chicago Manual of Style; Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; and MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
Please attach a title page that includes the following information: the title of the thesis; your name; a statement identifying the thesis as a Senior Honors Project; the date of submission; and the name of the faculty sponsor. Please do not include graphics or other artwork on the title page.