Thursday, September 3, 2009

Coursework Guidelines

Follow MLA document conventions and style guidelines for all coursework. 

See this course blog and for details and examples.

Remember to secure your essay together (staple, paperclip), to include a title page and to keep a copy of your essay.

Include a title page with the assignment title, the course number and section number, the instructor’s name, your name, and the date of submission.

Some general MLA style guidelines:

  • Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper
  • Double-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (I recommend Verdana, Arial, Calibri or Century Gothic). The font size should be 12 pt.
  • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides. Indent the first line of a paragraph one half-inch (five spaces or press tab once) from the left margin.
  • Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. (Note: remember to omit the number on your first page.)
  • Use underlining throughout your essay for the titles of longer works.
  • If you have any endnotes, include them on a separate page before your Works Cited page.

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