The only component that needs to be capitalized is the scholar’s name, … Do I have to write heading in upper or only lower case printing? – aeismail Sep 6 '13 at 11:08. Formal names of people, organizations, and places are capitalized no matter what style you use. – Dave Clarke Sep 6 '13 at 12:11.

The capitalization rules for the titles of books, articles, movies, art, and other works vary slightly between style guides.

In title case, on the other hand, which is the most prevalent in book titles and magazine and newspaper headlines, you capitalize the first and last words of the title and all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinating conjunctions (if, because, as, that, and so on). We request that titles be prepared in upper and lower case using …

But in general, the following rules apply across major style guides, including APA , MLA , and Chicago . In sentence 1, the article the should not be capitalized. Which words to capitalize in Master thesis headings? In sentence case, most major and minor words are lowercase ( proper nouns are an … In title case, major words are capitalized, and most minor words are lowercase. In other words, all the important words.

Note that in the past titles set in full capitals were accepted.

The dissertation title that appears on the title page that you submit to the Graduate School is the title that will appear on your transcript and on the Commencement Program. Sentence 3 incorrectly capitalizes the conjunction but. For instance, North America is capitalized throughout the above examples. 3 @GregKramida Why would that case be any different? I am currently writing my final year engineering thesis and i was just wondering which words in the title should be capitalized or not, the title is something along the lines of: "An Investigation into Construction in Areas of Soft Soils" in this case should the words into, areas, etc be capitalized …

In sentence 2, the infinitive marker to and the preposition in should not be capitalized.

I'd use the first version you propose.

Capitalize proper nouns (names) no matter what.

Notice that the prepositions to and on are correctly lower cased. 5. For example: Processing and Distribution Server; Indoor Navigation and Positioning App; or . My source is "native English speaker". I'm writing my Master thesis in English and now I do not know about the headings. This guidance is thus far from useless. @Lii: Dave's answer follows standard English rules: proper nouns like "Section 3" are capitalized; common nouns like "the section" are not. Ask Question Asked 6 years, 5 months ago. In this regard, note that specific models, theories, and schools of thoughts are not considered proper nouns. Viewed 8k times 2. Active 6 years, 5 months ago.