Margins are 1” on the top and bottom and 1” on each side
Times New Roman in 12 pt. Font
Is your paper double spaced?
Do not center or right justify your text.
Did you indent (tab) the first line of every new paragraph?
Do you have a running header? (upper right hand corner – last name and page number)
Did you include a properly formatted name block: Name, teacher name, class, date
(Eric Xie, Mrs. Townsend, College Essay Writing, 23 November 2020)
Did you include a creative title – centered, no punctuation?
Formatting Quotations and Citations
Did you lead into your quotes instead of just dropping them in/throwing them at your reader? Remember the quote sandwich?
Did you format your quotations correctly? Remember, quotes over four lines must be placed in a free standing block. Be sure to refer to: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_quotations.html
Did you use in-text citations for all quotations and paraphrased thoughts? Be sure to refer to: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_in_text_citations_the_basics.html
Formatting Work Cited Page
Is your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your paper?
Is Works Cited labeled and centered? Not bolded, not italicized, not in quotes.
Are your citations double spaced? Do not skip spaces between entries.
Do you have a hanging indent? (2nd and following lines are indented, not the first.)
Did you capitalize each word in the titles, aside from articles and prepositions?
Did you use italics for titles of books and magazines?
Did you use quotation marks for poems and articles?
Are your entries in alphabetical order order? Last name, first name
Works with no author? Alphabetize by properly punctuated title. Did you refer to Purdue Owl for proper formatting for your SPECIFIC sources? Here is the link: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_page_basic_format.html
Document example: https://docs.google.com/document/d/111UkF2BIoBx15jvcQ5PEHFzPgDEtOZ-WEUktdyeP4QU/edit
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