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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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