These are some of the LaTeX templates I've developed for my own use that have served their purpose well enough.
The essay template is a default go-to template for any reasonably structured document: It's basically my own layout for the article, with title, subtitle, author, and date fields and a \nonumbers shortcut to disable section numbering for shorter documents (instead of adding asterisks everywhere).
The letter template follows a formal letter layout with sendername, senderaddress, receivername, receiveraddress, letterdate, and subject fields. If a sender's address but not a name is indicated, it assumes the address is simply a city and combines it with the date to make e.g. "Berlin, 17th April 2015" the header. The letter body is structured using opening (Dear ...), closing (Kind regards ...), and signed (name) macros, and a separate command to indicate attachments. If you leave out the sender and recipient fields, the template can basically function as a standard for any type of document that requires a title and/or a date.
The thesis LaTeX template is intended for academic dissertations, and requires the fields author, degree, field (of study), and institute. There are three fields to indicate supervisors: A set of firstsupervisor and secondsupervisor, or alternatively a more general supervisedby field for any number of supervisors. The template includes a cover page, a sample statement of authenticity, an un-indexed summary, a table of contents, and an appendix page.
The novel is a template designed for novels, and includes two new \midbreak and \endbreak commands to structure the story within chapters. It is fixed at 11pt on A5 paper with 1in margins, to get a number of words per line that's usual for novels.
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