{Preparing your thesis in \LaTeX}
{David Latchman}
{The submission of a thesis or dissertation is the culmination of many a
graduate student's career. Given the time and effort toward research and
attaining their degrees, this can often be a stressful time for many
students. \LaTeX{} offers the advantage of separating form from content
and as the typical university thesis class can take care of a
university's formatting requirements thus makes a student's life
easier\Dash well, at least it is supposed to.
Unfortunately, some formatting `blends' into the content, thereby adding
to the stress of an already unpleasant task. But there is some light at
the end of the tunnel. With some preparation, typesetting a thesis in
\LaTeX{} can be relatively pain free. But it's not simply a matter of
just knowing what packages but \emph{how} to use them and what is needed
to use them effectively. Topics covered will include the typesetting of
equations\Dash both mathematical and chemical\Dash as well as the proper
formatting of tables and bibliographies.
}