- The heading should be aligned on the left one inch from the
top of the page.
- The heading should consist of your Name, Student ID#, Class
Period, Date Due, and the Instructors Name:
September 10, 1995
- ½ inch from the top of the page on the far right should be
your last name and the page number.
- Paper should be double-spaced.
- There should be a one-inch margin on the left and right of
the page and at the bottom of the page.
- The beginning of a paragraph should be indented ½ inch
from the already one-inch margin.
- The title of the paper should be centered and should use NO
quotation marks, boldface type, underlining, or italicized words.
- Basic rules for research:
- All information presented must be associated with a
specific source (citing sources).
- All sources of information must appear on your Works Cited
- Good research demands a variety of sources.
- Sources must have a basis for accuracy.
- As a rule, general purpose encyclopedia are not considered
- All information used must be accompanied by a citation.
- Primary sources- study through firsthand
- Includes statistical data, historical documents, works of
literature/art, and interviews.
- Primary sources are generally considered better sources of
research since the facts have not been distorted through other researchers point of
- Secondary sources- examination of studies that other
researchers have made of a subject.
- Includes books, articles, and any other written material on
any subject that you are researching.
- Diversity of sources is more effective to demonstrate a
wider understanding of the subject matter.
- All normal rules of the English language obviously apply.
- Avoid the use of contractions in formal papers.
- Avoid dividing words at the end of a line. Instead make use
of the wrap-around feature of your word-processor.
- Basic form of a Works Cited Page:
- If any source entry takes up more than one line, indent all
lines following the first line.
- Books or electronic sources:
- Authors Last Name, First Name. Title of Book.
Place of Publication:
Publisher, Date of Publication.
- Arnold, Matthew. The Gift of Life. Lexington, KY:
University of Kentucky
- Magazines or Periodicals:
- West, Jonathan. "Seeking the Open Trail." Hiking
Journal. 9 September 1996,
- Name of Person Interviewed. Indicator. Date of Interviewer.
- Smith, John. Dr. Personal Interview. 12 November 1996.
- An Internet Information Source:
- Authors Last Name, First Name. "Name of
Page." Name of the Site. Internet
Address. Date Information was Downloaded.
- Put the citing inside the period at the end of the last
sentence which contains information from the source you are citing.
- The citing should be put inside of a parenthesis and should
include the authors name and page numbers cited.
- An example is (Brown 137-141).
If no author is given in the source you are citing,
instead list the first word used on the Works Cited entry.