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					Research Paper: Self Edit (MLA format only)

Name of author: ______________________________________              Date: ____________

Appearance:

_____Yes      One inch margins are used (top, bottom, left, right

_____Yes      Header (name and page) appears ½ inch from the top of each page;
                    Pages are numbered correctly; Works Cited page should be
                    numbered consecutively

_____Yes      Heading appears on first page; (name, teacher, course, date)
                    Remember date should appear: day month year with no commas

_____Yes      Paper has title; title should not be underlined or in bold or bigger
                     font; underline names of works: Nature Symbolism in Macbeth;
                     title should be centered with no quotations

_____Yes      Paper is double-spaced throughout

Citations: Read through paper carefully; highlight all citations. Then check the following:

_____Yes      All summaries/paraphrasing secondary source material cited

_____Yes      All quotes are integrated and cited.

_____Yes      Commas are used when introduced with a verb; colons are used when
                      introduced with a noun; no mark of punctuation when intertwined into
                     sentence.
_____Yes      Uses proper quote format (slashes in short quotes between lines of poetry,
                     no slashes in block quotes)

_____Yes      Uses a variety of methods to introduce and integrate quotes.

_____Yes      Semicolons (;) are not used to introduce quotes.

_____Yes      Block quotes are introduced with colon (:)

_____Yes      Block quotes are double spaced

_____Yes      Block quotes are indented one inch from left margin (two tabs – should
                     not be even with indentation for paragraph)

_____Yes      Block quotes do not use quotation marks

_____Yes      Block quotes end with period before citation.
Works Cited:

_____Yes       Name and page appears on wc page (Ex. Shaw 7)

_____Yes       Contains only sources cited in paper

_____Yes       Contains primary source

_____Yes       Is double spaced throughout

_____Yes       All entries are in alphabetical order

_____Yes       1st line is even with left margin (one inch); all remaining
                        lines are indented (one tab)
_____Yes       Periods are not after DATE OF ACCESS which appears immediately
                        before URL address; period comes after URL (>.)
_____Yes       Date posted and date of access are in MLA format (day month year)

Internet/Data Base:
These must be prepublished sources, so MAKE SURE FIRST PART OF ENTRY FOLLOWS
MLA PRINT CITATION. AFTERWARD, INDICATE ELECTRONIC SOURC USING
“YELLOW/GREEN SHEET.” Be able to show model from sheet.

_____Yes       Periods are not after DATE OF ACCESS which appears immediately before URL
               Address; period comes after URL >.)
_____Yes       Date posted and date of access are in MLA format (day month year)

				
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