Dissertation Link Guidelines
- Purdue’s Online Writing Lab Guide to APA Style (OWL):Detailed help on APA style, plagiarism issues, writing strategies, and much more.
- MUM Press Style Guide: (please check for updates). Covers all of the requirements for referring to publications by Maharishi and publications about the Transcendental Mediation Program.
Dissertation Style Aids
- APA style for dissertations slide show Our presentation on how to write a dissertation specific to MUM and APA 6th edition requirements. Once there is a more recent APA manual, this show will be replaced and should not be used.
- Endnote You get a discount as a student and can get it pretty reasonably; as of 2011 it is $120. It will automatically put the body of your text in APA Style (you will still have to create the preliminary pages that are unique to dissertations). Also check on Citation Makers; we recommend EasyBib; free and has good features, but don’t fully rely on it; citation makers won’t get your Movement citations right, for instance. Also check on Word 10 or more recent, it has a citation feature.
- Guidelines for Quoting and Referencing Maharishi (use these guidelines instead of standard APA Style; do not use automatic citation makers)
- Richo Akshare Line
- Definition of Prachetna Chart
- MUM University Counsel Fair Use guidelines
- MUM Copyright Slide Show Copyright simplified
- Texas Systems’ Crash Course on Copyright (Created by a copyright lawyer: copyright lawyers have to take a special bar exam to qualify)
There are four academic blocks in which to finalize the dissertation. Note this statement in the final block:
Block 4: Make final changes to your manuscript. Submit your document to the Dissertation Coordinator TWO WEEKS before graduation for inspection of the style and formatting. The final version with all formatting and style corrections should be in accordance with APA standards so that it can be accepted by the Dissertation Coordinator no later than ONE WEEK before graduation. If the dissertation is not ready in time, you will have to re-submit it and graduate at a later date.