Formatting for the Comparative Literature Senior Thesis


Pagination and headers

Page setup and line spacing


Cover page

Honor Code

Finishing Touches



Please use the following guidelines when formatting the final version of your thesis.



12 point for the main text
10 point for footnotes
Times New Roman


Top right corner
A header which includes your last name is optional


Page setup and line spacing:


Use MLA formatting for in-text citations
Be consistent with your method of inputting titles of books, articles, etc (as in underline versus italics, etc)
Follow MLA rules for the works cited page


Cover page (See sample below):
Information on the cover page should appear, centered on the page, in the following order (please do not use caps):

  • Title
  • Subtitle
  • Name
  • Thesis mentors
  • Compared languages
  • Submission statement
  • A senior thesis submitted to Barnard College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • Month and year of submission


Honor Code: (See sample below)

The honor code should appear on the SECOND (#2) page of the thesis:

We, the students of Barnard College, resolve to uphold the honor of the College by engaging with integrity in all of our academic pursuits. We affirm that academic integrity is the honorable creation and presentation of our own work. We acknowledge that it is our responsibility to seek clarification of proper forms of collaboration and use of academic resources in all assignments or exams. We consider academic integrity to include the proper use and care for all print, electronic, or other academic resources. We will respect the rights of others to engage in pursuit of learning in order to uphold our commitment to honor. We pledge to do all that is in our power to create a spirit of honesty and honor for its own sake.


  • X       your signature

submission date







Where to Print and Bind?

  • Ivy League Stationers - On Broadway at 115th street 
  • Village Copier - 1181 Amsterdam Avenue


  • Tape-binding
  • Clear plastic front
  • Black plastic back cover

Number of copies:



Sample Cover Page:

Sample Honor Code - page 2