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MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

School of Architecture, Industrial Design, and Built Environment

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ABSTRACT:

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APPROVAL SHEET

This is to certify that I supervised and read the thesis of First Name M.I. Last Name entitled “Thesis Title”
and recommended it for acceptance and approval of the Thesis Evaluation Committee.

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Carlos P. Sauco
Thesis Adviser

As member of the Thesis Evaluation Committee, we certify that we reviewed and examined this thesis and
gave it an evaluation of PASS/FAIL. We hereby recommend its acceptance as a partial fulfillment for the
terminal design course AR200-2 for the degree Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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Firstname M.I. Lastname
Committee Chair

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Firstname M.I. Lastname
Panel Member 1

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Firstname M.I. Lastname
Panel Member 2

This thesis is hereby approved by the School of Architecture, Industrial Design, and the Built Environment
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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Gloria B. Teodoro
Dean, ARIDBE

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPROVAL SHEET...................................................................................................................i

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ........................................................................................................ ii

LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES ........................................................................................iv

1 Follow the Original Format) ............................................................................................ 1

(Refer to Thesis Outline, sent thru your email)

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LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES

Table 1 Table Title ........................................................................................................................... 5

Figure 1 Figure title .......................................................................................................................... 5

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Thesis Title (Title case, Arial, Font Size: 9, Italics, Bold)
STUDENT NAME (LN, FN, MI)(ALL CAPS, ARIAL, FONT SIZE: 9, ITALICS)
STUDENT NO. 6/24/2018

1 THESIS FORMAT (CHAPTER HEADING, ALL CAPS, TIMES NEW ROMAN,


BOLD, FONT SIZE: 14 PTS, LEFT ALIGNED, PAGE BREAK BEFORE)

1.1 Introduction (Subheading 1, Sentence case, Times New Roman, Bold, Font Size: 12,
Left Aligned)

This guide will provide basic guidelines in the preparation of your thesis research book. Use the
thesis structure guideprovided to you to outline contents of your research book. Use Times New
Roman, font size: 11 pts., justified for the text.

In writing your thesis, please be guided by the following unbreakable guidelines:

• Do not plagiarize. Quote, cite sources, and paraphrase points emphasized in your thesis.
Plagiarism is a crime.

• Go straight to the point. Articulate your points with your rationalization, illustrative
examples, or perspectives. Back-up or ‘meat’-up discussions with cited information, data,
or statistics.

• A good thesis should show originality, independence, mastery of the topic, and
structure/logic.

1.2 Formatting and style

1.2.1 Page formatting

Please write your thesis using Microsoft Word 2003 or lower. Use letter size pages with 1 inch
top, bottom, and right margin, and 1.25 inches left margin. Write your thesis title, name, student
no., and date on the header, and the centered page number on the footer. Use this document
template file (AR200thesis_format.dot) for formatting.

1.2.2 Grammar and spellings

Always double check your grammar and spellings. Use American spellings in writing the report
(e.g. color instead or colour, capitalization instead of capitalisation).

1.2.3 APA in-text citations and reference list

Please use APA for in-text citations and reference list. Below are some basic and necessary
pointers for in-text citations and reference listas shown in Purdue Online Writing Lab
(http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/).

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Thesis Title (Title case, Arial, Font Size: 9, Italics, Bold)
STUDENT NAME (LN, FN, MI)(ALL CAPS, ARIAL, FONT SIZE: 9, ITALICS)
STUDENT NO. 6/24/2018

Short Quotations

If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication,
and the page number for the reference (preceded by "p."). Introduce the quotation with a signal
phrase that includes the author's last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.

According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using


APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).

Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA


style" (p. 199); what implications does this have for teachers?

If the author is not named in a signal phrase, place the author's last name, the year of publication,
and the page number in parentheses after the quotation.

She stated, "Students often had difficulty using APA style"


(Jones, 1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to
why.

Long Quotations

Place direct quotations longer than 40 words in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, and
omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, indented 1/2 inch from the left margin,
i.e., in the same place you would begin a new paragraph. Type the entire quotation on the new
margin, and indent the first line of any subsequent paragraph within the quotation 1/2 inch from
the new margin. Maintain double-spacing throughout. The parenthetical citation should come
after the closing punctuation mark.

Jones's (1998) study found the following:

Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially


when it was their first time citing sources. This difficulty
could be attributed to the fact that many students failed
to purchase a style manual or to ask their teacher for help.
(p. 199)

Summary or Paraphrase

If you are paraphrasing an idea from another work, you only have to make reference to the author
and year of publication in your in-text reference, but APA guidelines encourage you to also
provide the page number (although it is not required.)

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Thesis Title (Title case, Arial, Font Size: 9, Italics, Bold)
STUDENT NAME (LN, FN, MI)(ALL CAPS, ARIAL, FONT SIZE: 9, ITALICS)
STUDENT NO. 6/24/2018

According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation


format for first-time learners. APA style is a difficult
citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

Citing Indirect Sources

If you use a source that was cited in another source, name the original source in your signal
phrase. List the secondary source in your reference list and include the secondary source in the
parentheses.

Johnson argued that...(as cited in Smith, 2003, p. 102).

Note: When citing material in parentheses, set off the citation with a comma, as above. Also, try
to locate the original material and cite the original source.

Your reference list should appear at the end of your paper. It provides the information necessary
for a reader to locate and retrieve any source you cite in the body of the paper. Each source you
cite in the paper must appear in your reference list; likewise, each entry in the reference list must
be cited in your text.

Your references should begin on a new page separate from the text of the thesis.

Reference examples

Below are example of reference format for various reference types:

Article in Journal:

Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of


Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.

Article in a Magazine:

Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31.

Article in a Newspaper:

Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country
Today, pp. 1A, 2A.

Basic Format for Books:

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal
publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Edited Book with an Author or Authors:

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Thesis Title (Title case, Arial, Font Size: 9, Italics, Bold)
STUDENT NAME (LN, FN, MI)(ALL CAPS, ARIAL, FONT SIZE: 9, ITALICS)
STUDENT NO. 6/24/2018

Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. K.V. Kukil, (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book:

O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for
healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the
life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

Interviews, Email, and Other Personal Communication:

No personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the
communicator's name, the phrase "personal communication," and the date of the communication
in your main text only.

(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).

A. P. Smith also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal
communication, November 3, 2002).

Article From an Online Periodical:

Bernstein, M. (2002).10 tips on writing the living Web. A list apart: For people who make
websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

Newspaper Article:

Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York
Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com

Dissertation/Thesis from a Database

Biswas, S. (2008). Dopamine D3 receptor: A neuroprotective treatment target in Parkinson's


disease. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3295214)

Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries:

Feminism.(n.d.).In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from


http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/724633/feminism

Data Sets:

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008).Indiana income


limits [Data file]. Retrieved from
http://www.huduser.org/Datasets/IL/IL08/in_fy2008.pdf

Motion Picture:

Smith, J. D. (Producer), &Smithee, A. F. (Director). (2001). Really big disaster movie [ Motion
picture]. United States: Paramount Pictures.

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STUDENT NAME (LN, FN, MI)(ALL CAPS, ARIAL, FONT SIZE: 9, ITALICS)
STUDENT NO. 6/24/2018

Television Broadcast or Series Episode:

Producer, P. P. (Producer). (Date of broadcast or copyright). Title of broadcast [ Television


broadcast or Television series ]. City of origin: Studio or distributor.

1.2.4 Tables and figures

Please make use the following table and figure examples. Number your tables starting from 1 and
your figures starting from 1. Make sure that explanation of the tables and figures are in written in
the the text. Make your table and figure titles describesuccinctly what is presented in the table.

Table 1 Table Title

Source: Source

Figure 1 Figure title