Graduate School of Education

Appendix 1: Preliminary and Main Text Arrangement

A text is composed of the following sections:
 
[COVER PAGE]
[Blank page]
[Dedication (optional)]
[Title Page]
[Approval Page]
Abstract (page numbering starts with page iii)* – about 150-250 words – single spaced if needed (on one page)
Özet – about 150-250 words – single spaced if needed (on one page)
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
 
[Main Body of the Thesis/Dissertation] (APA 7th ed.), composed of 5 chapters, page numbering starts with 1)*
 
References (APA 7th ed.)
 
Appendices (if any)
 
Vita (PhD only) 
 
Paper Size
The thesis/dissertation should be formed to printed on A4 size paper.
Font
12-point Times New Roman should be used consistently throughout the text, for all text including titles and headings. It is permissible to change the font size in tables, figures, and appendices. 
Margins
All pages except the top margin (4 cm) of the first page of each chapter must meet the following criteria: left-justified, and with a margin of at least 4 cm on the left side, and 2.5 cm on all other sides.
Spacing
The entire text should be double-spaced including blocked quotes. “Before and After Spacing”, which is accessible from Microsoft Word Paragraph dialog box, should be set to 0 pt.
Paragraph Indentation
Indent the line of every paragraph 1.25 cm.
*Pagination
The text needs to be divided into two sections to have different page numbers or number formats. Roman numerals are used in the preliminary pages starting from numbering ‘Abstract’ with lower case ‘iii’. The Main Body and the pages that follow use Arabic numerals consecutively starting at Chapter one and starting from ‘1’. The title page counts as page ‘i’ but is not numbered. The numbers should be inserted in the top right corner.