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GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THESIS FORMAT, APPEARANCE
AND DOCUMENT ORGANIZATION
1. Format & Appearance
1.1 Paper Size: Final copy of the Thesis must be printed on International Standard
A4 size paper (8.27” x 11.69”).
1.2 Paper Type: Paper should be white, easy to read and reproduce (at least 75 g).
1.3 Page spacing: Should be printed on one side of paper (not back to back)
1.4 Font:
Times New Roman typeface should be used.
Title should be set in upper case, bold, 14-font size.
Block quotations and footnotes should be set in 10-font size.
The abstract, acknowledgements, and the main body of the essay should be
set in 12-font size.
If there is a dedication, it should be in upper case, bold, 12-font size.
1.5 Paragraphs / Line Spacing:
Paragraph should start from the margin line.
The main body text should be full justified.
In the main body, use 1.5-line spacing.
Leave one line space before a heading.
Do not leave a line after the heading.
Leave a line between paragraphs.
1.6 Page Numbers
Page numbers should be placed on the right side at the bottom of the page.
Each page in the dissertation, from the body onward, should be numbered in
consecutive order. This includes the text, references, and appendices.
Preliminary pages carry lowercase Roman numerals.

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1.7 Spellings
British or American spellings may be used; as long as they are used
consistently throughout the paper.
1.8 Bullets
Bullets should be aligned with the paragraph i.e. they should be indented one
tab key from the margin.
1.9 Page Setup
For the purpose of binding, a left margin of 1.5 inches is required.
Other margins (top, bottom, and right) should be one inch.
These margin regulations should be met on all pages.
1.10 Page Numbers
Page numbers are not required on Title page, Approval sheet, Declaration,
Acknowledgment and Dedication Page.
Preliminary pages (Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures etc)
should be numbered in lower case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc.). The first
numbered page (i) must be the Table of Contents.
Page numbers should be placed on the right side at the bottom of the page.
Each page in the dissertation, from the body onward, should be numbered in
consecutive order. This includes the text, references, and appendices.
1.11 References
The word ‘references’ should be left aligned, bold, uppercase, 12- font size.
There should be one line space between the heading and the first reference.
Example:
REFERENCES
Brown, J. D. (1998). Understanding research in second language learning.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THESIS FORMAT, APPEARANCE AND DOCUMENT ORGANIZATION 1. Format & Appearance 1.1 Paper Size: Final copy of the Thesis must be printed on International Standard A4 size paper (8.27” x 11.69”). 1.2 Paper Type: Paper should be white, easy to read and reproduce (at least 75 g). 1.3 Page spacing: Should be printed on one side of paper (not back to back) 1.4 Font: • Times New Roman typeface should be used. • Title should be set in upper case, bold, 14-font size. • Block quotations and footnotes should be set in 10-font size. • The abstract, acknowledgements, and the main body of the essay should be set in 12-font size. • If there is a dedication, it should be in upper case, bold, 12-font size. 1.5 Paragraphs / Line Spacing: • Paragraph should start from the margin line. • The main body text should be full justified. • In the main body, use 1.5-line spacing. • Leave one line space before a heading. • Do not leave a line after the heading. • Leave a line between paragraphs. 1.6 Page Numbers • Page numbers should be placed on the right side at the bottom of the page. • Each page in the dissertation, from the body onward, should be numbered in consecutive order. This includes the text, references, and appendices. • Preliminary pages carry lowercase Roman numerals. General Guidelines on Thesis Format 1 1.7 Spellings • British or American spellings may be used; as long as they are used consistently thro ...
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