Academic paper checklist

__ Paper size: 8.5 x 11 inches
__ Margins: 1 inch on all sides

__ Font size 12 for all body text (footnotes and headers can be 10 or 11)

__ In ordinary text, first line of each paragraph is indented

__ No extra space between paragraphs

__ Short quotes are marked with quote marks

__ Quotes longer than four lines are paragraphs with indentations

__ Citation is given for all quotes

__ All citations include page number, if from a print edition

__ Works Cited starts on new page

__ Works Cited is alphabetized by authors’ last names

__ First line of each bibliographic entry is flush left; other lines are indented

__ Book and journal titles are italicized

__ For encyclopedia articles: authors and titles of articles are given

__ Dates are given for each source

__ For electronic sources, give the date of the print edition it is based on

__ URL is given for all internet sources

__ Student’s last name is in the beginning of the document name

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