Presentation of Assessments

Good presentation is important and helps the reader understand the message of your assessments. Students must present assessments according to the following format:

  • Font: ALL written fulfil must be typed. Assessments not typed will not be marked. The font should be Times New Roman, size 12.
  • Page Layout: Paper should be A4, unlined and typed on one side only. All margins to be 2.5cm each. Student assessments should be uploaded directly on the college portal. In the case of a hard copy assessment submission, then the official Assessment Cover Sheet (located on the Student Portal) should be stapled to the front of the assessment and details entered should be typed not handwritten. Do NOT put hard copy assessments into a folder. Each Assessment Cover Sheet contains a barcode that registers when the assessment is submitted. These should be scanned and handed in at the College Library.

Spacing: Double spacing should be used. Include a line break between paragraphs and do not indent new paragraphs. A line break should be left before and after each heading.

Abbreviations: If you use abbreviations in the text of your paper give the full title the first time with the abbreviation in brackets. After that, you can use the abbreviation without qualification. For example: “The Assemblies of God (AOG) in Australia has existed for nearly one hundred years. The AOG now constitutes one of the largest Christian denominations in Australia.”


  • ‘God’ is in upper case. If you are writing about other gods, use lower case.
  • ‘Bible’ is the only upper case when it is called “the Bible” (or if it begins a sentence as here) i.e. it has to be a proper noun for it to receive the upper case. If you just write: “Wesley received his first bible on his fifth birthday”, then it is lower case.
  • ‘Scripture’ is lower case unless speaking of “the Scripture” (or if it begins a sentence). If you simply write “as scripture says . . .” then use lower case.

Number in the text: When referring to numbers write the number as a word if it is ten or less, but use the numerical form if it is 11 or greater (except when it is the first word of a sentence).

Illustrations and Diagrams: As your assessment is viewed as an academic work, pictures, drawings and charts are not appropriate unless they are to assist the assessment in revealing objective facts (eg an illustration of temple furniture would aid an area of Old Testament study) and not reflecting subjective opinions (eg. a illustration of Paul preaching).

Language: HILC requires all writers to use gender-inclusive language in their submissions. Examples of common phrases include:

man, menpersons, person, people, human beings
mankindhumanity, humankind
sons of Godchildren of God, people of God
every manevery person, everyone
hishis or her, his/her
hehe or she, he/she
manhoodadulthood, maturity
laymanLay person