The main features of a quality methodological development are brevity, clear structure and accessible language, understandable to the audience for which it is intended. At the same time, the methodological manual must be drawn up in accordance with certain rules.
The title page is the first page and cover of the methodological manual. For its correct registration, place here information about the departmental affiliation of the organization (for example, the Federal Agency for Education), the full name of the educational institution, the surname and initials of the author of the development, the title of the manual, the city and the year of issue of the document.
The reverse side of the title page must contain bibliographic information about the benefit. If desired, they can be supplemented with a brief summary of the work. In addition, here also list the surnames and initials, academic degrees and titles of all who took a creative part in the creation of the development (authors, co-authors, editors, reviewers). Next, indicate the basis on which the manual is recommended for publication (for example, a meeting of a commission or a decision of the department).
The optimal volume of the main part of the manual is 24-48 sheets of printed text. The text in the computer set is made in 12 or 14 point size, in Times New Roman font with 1, 5 line spacing. If you need to highlight key concepts and formulas in the text, use italics and bold. Margins and margins are 2 cm. Be sure to number the pages in Arabic numerals at the bottom of the page. The number is not put on the title page, but it must be included in the total number of pages of the document.
The structure of the methodological development includes sections, subsections and points. If the volume of the material is significant, it is permissible to split it into several parts. All structural elements of the methodological development, with the exception of paragraphs, must have headings and be highlighted in Arabic numerals. Formulate your headings clearly and concisely. Do not put a period or other punctuation marks at the end of a title.
The list of references and all references given in the text of the development must be performed in accordance with the requirements of GOST. Place the appendices to the work at the end of the document and number them in Arabic numerals with the obligatory observance of the order of their mentioning in the manual.