# Thesis layout example

In the Philippines, an academic thesis is named by the degree, such as bachelor/undergraduate thesis or masteral thesis. However, in Philippine English , the term doctorate is typically replaced with doctoral (as in the case of "doctoral dissertation"), though in official documentation the former is still used. The terms thesis and dissertation are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language yet it generally understood that a thesis refers to bachelor/undergraduate and master academic work while a dissertation is named for doctorate work.

##The Preamble In this example, the ‘’ file is the root document and is the tex file that will draw the whole document together. The first thing we need to choose is a document class. The article class isn’t designed for writing long documents like thesis’ so we’ll choose the report class, but we could also choose the book class. We can also change the font size by adding square brackets into the \documentclass command and specifying the size. We’ll choose 12pt. Let’s also prepare the document for images by loading the graphicx package. We’ll also need to tell LaTeX where to look for the images using the \graphicspath command, as we’re storing them in a separate folder. The start of our preamble now looks like this: