Step 4: Use outlining and mapping to organize your ideas logically and to write efficient drafts.
Read the narrative for this stage on the University of Minnesota (UMN) website, then use the links listed below to update the links in the narrative and to locate UCF resources equivalent to those described for UMN.
Please note: All deadlines are for 4:30 p.m. when the Dissertation Office closes.
*Draft reviews are optional. The draft review service is available during the first few weeks of each quarter.
The Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) website is a one-stop shop for everything graduate students need for submitting their final documents electronically. The ETD Guide provides step-by-step instructions, with visual examples, to help explain the Graduate School’s formatting and production requirements. Students are encouraged to read the ETD Guide before writing and make sure to refer to the guide throughout the writing process. Using one of our ETD templates can also simplify the formatting process.
Due to the adjusted Fall 2020 timeline, Fall ETD deadlines have been altered. If you have questions about logistics related to your scheduled final exam, please communicate with your committee and your program’s Graduate Services Coordinator.