Style, Layout, and Page Formatting of Research Proposal

Style, Layout, and Page Formatting of

Research Proposal at the English Teaching Study Program of FKIP-UKI

 Parlindungan Pardede

Christian University of Indonesia


1. Title page

All text on the title page is centered vertically and horizontally. The title page has no page number and it is not counted in any page numbering. The university logo (height= 3.8 cm and width= 4.5 cm) is put on top. Look at the sample provided here.

2. Paper Size

Use quarto/letter paper (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)

3. Page layout

  • Left margin: 4 cm
  • Right margin: 3 cm
  • Top margin: 4 cm
  • Bottom margin: 3 cm

4. Page numbering

All pages are numbered at the top right, except the first page of each chapter whose page number is put at the bottom center. There should be 3 cm of white space from the top of the page number to the top of the paper, and 2 cm of white space from the bottom of the page number to the bottom of the paper for the first page of each chapter. Numeric page numbering begins with the first page of Chapter 1.

5. Spacing

All pages are single sided. Text is double-spaced, except for long quotations and the bibliography (which are single-spaced). There is one blank line between a section heading and the text that follows it.

6. Spacing after Punctuation

Space once after all punctuation. This includes using one space (not two!) following punctuation marks at the ends of sentences.

7. Alignment, justification, and Paragraph Indentation

All texts (except those in the title page) should be aligned left and justified to create a clean look along the left and right side of the page. Every first line of all paragraph should be indented 5 to 7 spaces.

8. Font face and size

Any easily readable font (e.g. Arial, Tahoma, Cambria, Courier, and Calibri) is acceptable, but Times New Roman is preferable. Generally, the same font must be used throughout the manuscript, except tables and graphs may use a different font. The font size should be 12 points throughout the manuscript, except the research title and chapter titles may use 14 points.

9. References

APA format should be used to cite references within the paper. Referencing Style for JET could be very helpful to list the references. Other Guides for using APA format could be accessed at or

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