Title page and final submission procedures

Projects can take many forms. Those that take the form of an academic essay should have a title page and an abstract of 150-200 words. Depending on length, the essay could/should have a table of contents, a brief intro followed by section (or chapter) division, a brief conclusion, notes, and works cited. Lengths of essays will vary but will typically be 20-30 pages, including notes and bibliography.

Projects that take other forms, such as user manuals, Web pages, electronic texts, and other options, should also include a title page and abstract describing the project, its objectives, deliverables, and outcome. You should figure out a way to package your multimedia project before submitting it to the Graduate Services Coordinator for record keeping.

The project's title page should include the following entries (all centered on the page):

  1. The title,
  2. The phrase, "by [student's name],"
  3. The statement: "A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English at North Carolina State University,"
  4. A line for the capstone advisor's signature and a line for the Director of Graduate Programs,
  5. The date.

Title Page Format and Archiving Instructions

MS Capstone Projects Archive


Submitting the Finished Project for Archiving

We would like you to provide a version of your project to be archived by the Department of English for record keeping purposes. Depending on the nature of your capstone project, you may produce a PDF file or multimedia products. Submit the following to the Graduate Services Coordinator by the last day of classes in order to get a course grade for ENG 675:

You are all required to submit the following:

  1. A signed title page, signed only by you and your capstone advisor , emailed to the Graduate Services Coordinator at graduate-english@ncsu.edu. You may scan and email this along with your full document, or you may submit a hard copy. Title Page Format and Archiving Instructions.
  2. PowerPoint slides

Depending on the final deliverable of your capstone project, you may include an abstract and a PDF file if you are working on a research paper, or a link to your own website or other multimedia deliverable if you are working on multimodal products. (Please let the 675 instructor know if there are proprietary problems.) If your file is too big, please share it using a Google folder instead.

Here is a list of possible files that constitute your capstone project.

  • Abstract and PDF file of your paper. The abstract should be 150-200 words. Important: An abstract is not an introduction. It is a stand-alone summary that quickly describes the purpose and focus of the project, the methods used or approach taken, the deliverables, and the major observations and conclusions you came to.
  • Url of your website 
  • Url of a shared Google folder