Every master’s student in Plan I (master’s degree with thesis) or Plan II (master’s degree with project), as well as every doctoral student, has to write a report on their research known as a thesis, project report, or dissertation, respectively, as a requirement to complete their degree. Each department can adopt appropriate style manuals for its discipline; therefore, it is advisable to consult with the director or coordinator of your graduate program about the specific guidelines you should follow to write the thesis.