Documents are often prepared in a similar form to that of prior documents. Students are encouraged to go to http://www.theses.org and follow links found there to other ETDs. Of particular interest should be the set of Notable ETDs found at that site. Modeling one’s work after these may be an effective strategy as long as local requirements are satisfied (see above). In its Fall 2001 meeting, the NDLTD Steering Committee decided to pursue this strategy, giving awards for the best masters and for the best doctoral ETDs. Once these are identified, they will be linked in with the above-mentioned Notable ETD section.
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