I. General Format
All papers must
be between four and six pages long, typed and double-spaced, with 1-inch
margins, in a 10 or 12 point font, and with page numbers. Papers that
do not meet the minimum page requirement (defined as full pages typed
in a standard format) will be penalized by five points per missing page.
Papers should be
stapled and have a title page with your name and the name of your essay
on it. The other pages of your paper should NOT include your name. PLEASE
DO NOT TURN IN PAPERS WITH COVERS OF ANY SORT.
You must include
a bibliography with your paper. If you do not, I will return your paper
to you without a grade.
papers for problems with spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Don't rely
on spell checking to catch all of your mistakes-it can only discern
misspelled words, not misused ones, so you should give the paper to
a friend or classmate to read. If your paper is too riddled with errors,
I will return it to you partially-read and ungraded.