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MASTERS PROJECT SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

PART A

TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT

Name

: _____________________________________________________________

Programme

: _____________________________________________________________

Learning Centre

: _____________________________________________________________

IC/Passport Number

: ____________________________ Matric Number : CGS ______________

Mobile Number

: ____________________________

Email Address

: _____________________________________________________________

Semester Submit

: JAN

MAY

SEP

Year ____________

Instructions:
The format checklist must be duly completed by the student and handed in together with the
TWO (2) hard copies of the final research report submitted for review.
The checklist is merely a guide for quick reference of the format. For more detailed explanation
for the format, please refer to the Masters Project Guidelines.
It is imperative that the Masters Project adhere to the format, failing which the document will be
rejected.

Please place a tick ( ) in the Student Column to indicate compliance of each item
stated below.
No.

1.

Item

Student

Front cover with Title, Name of Student, Name of University &


Year of Submission

2.

Title not more than 16 words, arranged in inverted triangle


shape ( )
Font Arial Narrow 18
(Refer to Appendix A)
Title page with Title, Name of Student, Purpose Statement,
Name of Faculty, Name of University and Year of Submission
Lettering Times New Roman Font 14
(Refer to Appendices B )

Office
Use
Only

No.

4.

5.

6.

Item

Student

Declaration Page
Heading: Times New Roman Font 14
Text: Times New Roman Font 12
(Refer to Appendix C)
Abstract
Abstract in one paragraph, single spacing, not more than 250
words
Translated version of abstract with the translated title. above
the word ABSTRACT (English Translation) or ABSTRAK
(Malay Translation)
(Refer to Appendices D & E)
Acknowledgements
Times New Roman Font 12
Double spacing, not more than 1 page.
Table of Contents
Font Times New Roman 12
Note: Headings & subheadings may vary according to study &
programme (Refer to Appendix F)
Margin

7.

First page of each chapter


Top 5 cm/2 inches
Right 2.5 cm/1 inch
Left 3.5 cm/1.5 inches
Bottom 2.5 cm/1 inch

Text in subsequent pages


Top 2.5 cm/1 inch
Right 2.5 cm/1 inch
Left 3.5 cm/1.5 inches
Bottom 2.5 cm/1 inch

Office
Use
Only

No.

Item

Student

Internal Organisation of text follows the format below.


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Chapter 1
Level 1

Chapter Heading
1.1
Main heading 1
1.1.1 Sub-heading 1
1.1.2 Sub-heading 2
1.1.3 _____________

Level 2
Level 3

1.2
Main heading 2
1.2.1 ____________
1.2.2 ____________
1.3
Main heading 3
1.3.1 ____________
1.3.2 ____________
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Table & Figure Labels


Table Left aligned, Title above table
Figure/Graph Centre aligned, Title below figure/graph

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References precede the appendices and in APA writing style


Refer to: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/

11.

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Appendices

Pages numbered

Label Right aligned, capitalized, Font Times New


Roman 12 (e.g. APPENDIX A)

Title Centre, title case, Times New Roman 12


Recommended No. of Pages
Project Report: 80-100 pages
20,000 25,000 words
(Excluding tables, figures, references and appendices)

Office
Use
Only

Signature of Student

Date

APPENDIX A
FORMAT OF FRONT COVER

THE EFFECTS OF A SELF-QUESTIONING TECHNIQUE ON


THE COMPOSITION WRITING PERFORMANCE
AMONG YEAR 5 PUPILS
(Arial Narrow, size 18, Upper Case)

NORHASLIN ABDULLAH HASHIM


(Arial Narrow, size 18, Upper Case)

OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA


2016
(Arial Narrow, size 18, Upper Case)

APPENDIX B
FORMAT OF TITLE PAGE

THE EFFECTS OF A SELF-QUESTIONING TECHNIQUE ON


THE COMPOSITION WRITING PERFORMANCE
AMONG YEAR 5 PUPILS
(Times New Roman, size 14, Upper Case)

NORHASLIN ABDULLAH HASHIM


(Times New Roman, size 14, Upper Case)

A Masters Project submitted in partial fulfilment of the


requirements for the degree of Master of Project Management
Faculty of Science and Technology
Open University Malaysia
2016
(Times New Roman, size 14, Lower Case)

*Do not indicate the box on the Title Page.


APPENDIX C
FORMAT OF DECLARATION PAGE

DECLARATION
(Times New Roman, size 14, Upper Case)

Name:
Matric Number:
I hereby declare that this Masters Project is the result of my own work, except for
quotations and summaries which have been duly acknowledged.
Signature:

Date:

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*Do not indicate the box on the Declaration.

APPENDIX D
FORMAT OF ABSTRACT

THE EFFECTS OF A SELF-QUESTIONING TECHNIQUE ON


THE COMPOSITION WRITING PERFORMANCE
AMONG YEAR 5 PUPILS
NORHASLIN ABDULLAH HASHIM
ABSTRACT
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Keywords:
(Not more than 5 words/phrases)
*Single spacing
*ONE (1) page only
* Times New Roman Font 12

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*Do not indicate the box on the Abstract

APPENDIX E
FORMAT OF ABSTRAK

KESAN SATU TEKNIK PENYOALAN KENDIRI TERHADAP


PRESTASI PENULISAN KARANGAN DALAM
KALANGAN PELAJAR TAHUN 5
NORHASLIN ABDULLAH HASHIM
ABSTRAK
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Kata Kunci:
(Tidak melebihi 5 perkataan/rangkai kata)
*Single spacing
*ONE (1) page only
* Times New Roman Font 12
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*Do not indicate the box on the Abstrak

APPENDIX F
FORMAT TABLE OF CONTENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DECLARATION
ABSTRACT
ABSTRAK
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study
1.2 Problem Statement
1.3 Objectives of the Study
1.4 Research Questions and Hypotheses
1.5 Significance of the Study
1.6 Definitions of Terms

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CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

REVIEW OF LITERATURE
2.1 Theoretical framework
2.1 Previous Studies
2.2 Methodological Issues

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METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Population and sample
3.3 Instrumentation
3.4 Procedures
3.3 Framework for Data Analysis

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CHAPTER 4 DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS


(Description of quantitative/qualitative data analyses in relation to research
questions/hypotheses/objectives and presentation
of relevant tables and figures)

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CHAPTER 5 DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION


5.1 Major Findings
5.2 Discussion
5.3 Implications
5.4 Limitations of the Study
5.5 Directions for Future Research

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REFERENCES

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APPENDICES
A Instructions for composition writing tasks
B Pupils sample compositions

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APPENDIX G

FORMAT KANDUNGAN

Note: Headings & subheadings may vary according to study

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