Mid-Term Test

Mid Term Test of Scientific Writing

(2013/2014 Academic Year)


Dear all attendees of Scientific Writing (Writing V) Class,

As I had informed you from the beginning of this class, for the mid-term test you are to rewrite (edit and revise) a scientific manuscript to make more effective. The manuscript to rewrite, The Correlation between Eleventh Grade Students’ Motivation and their English Learning Achievement, could be retrieved here.

Apply all concepts and rules for writing an effective scientific articles, including the followings. (I believe your experiences in doing the online exercises will be helpful too).

  1. Scientific Articles Structure
  2. Avoiding Syntax Errors in Scientific Writing
  3. Sentence Structure and Paragraph Structure
  4. APA Citation and Referencing Style

Use the following style, layout, and format for the final revised paper.

1. Front Cover

Just use a standard white HVS paper for the cover. No need to use coated paper for this. All text on the front cover is centered vertically and horizontally. Put UKI’s logo (height= 1.5″ and width= 2.26″ cm)  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. 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.

5. Spacing

All pages are single sided. Text is double-spaced, except for long quotations and the reference list–in which every entry is single-spaced but one entry to another double spaced. (Click here to see a reference list sample). 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

Use Times New Roman. 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.

Deadline for submitting the revised paper is April 30, 2014, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Good luck!





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