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2.2: Front Matter

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    On the following pages are some examples of the kinds of materials that precede the Proposal. These are collectively called the Front Matter.

    Rule of Thumb

    The Front Matter should be assembled AFTER you complete your project.

    Title Page

    On the next page is an example of a title page. Use it as a guide for creating your own title page. Note the following: 

    • The title is centered
    • It is in the upper quarter of the page
    • It is single-spaced
    • It has two parts
    • The first part of the title is an expression, cliché, or other common phrase that frames your project
    • The first part of the title is in all caps
    • The first part of the title is followed by a colon
    • The first part of the title is on its own line
    • The second part of the title is a brief (10 or fewer words) summary of the project
    • The second part of the title is capitalized, but not in all caps
    • Author Appears in second quarter of page
    • “Prepared by” is on its own line
    • The author’s name is on its own line
    • The author’s title is on its own line
    • Appears in third quarter of page
    • Seasons are not capitalized
    • “Prepared for” on its own line

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    Table of Contents

    For a detailed description of how to create a Table of Contents in Microsoft Word 2007, see the following link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...253721033.aspx

    Biography

    Please note that a Biography is written in third person and is a mix of personal and professional information (see Resume/Vita). It is usually in chronological order.

    Biography

    Steve Poulter earned a B.A. in English, an M.A.T. in Humanities, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Texas at Arlington. He served as a teacher and coach at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas, a director of education and center director for Sylvan Learning Centers, a teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Arlington, an instructor and assistant professor of English at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and currently serves as an assistant professor of English Composition at Newman University. His contributions to college composition curriculum includes two published composition textbooks and two published, co-edited composition readers, composition programs for computer-assisted classrooms and web-based distance education, a graduate teaching assistant handbook and several teaching guides published through Northeastern State University, and an online academic journal for undergraduates. He has developed new course curricula for college writing courses, including developmental, freshman, honors, and advanced composition at the undergraduate level, and research, rhetoric, applied rhetoric, pedagogy, composition, and composition theory courses at the graduate level. At Northeastern State University, where he directed the freshman writing program, he was a four-time nominee for teacher of the year and received awards from the Graduate Student Association, the John Vaughn Library, and Sigma Tau Delta. At Newman, Steve teaches composition and writing courses and currently serves as Math/Writing Center Director.

    Resume/Vita

    A Resume (for most jobs) or Vita (for academic positions) includes at least the following information sections:

    Personal

    (name, address, phone numbers, email, and any other contact information you have)

    Education

    (the last two or three places you went to school, beginning with the last)

    Work Experience

    (any paid jobs, part-time and full-time, that you have held successfully in the past, beginning with the last. Generally, list position title, name of company, description of duties, location, and dates for each)

    Volunteer Experience

    (list the same way as Work Experience)

    Optional sections may include:

    Employment Objective

    Interests/Hobbies

    Clubs/Organizations

    Awards/Honors

    Specialized Training

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