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                      Report Writing Mechanics
Paper:
         White, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches.
         Use one side only.
         For handwritten work, use ruled paper and black ink.

Title:
         Center three inches from the top.
         Put in all CAPS.
         Center your name beneath the title.
         Title page, if used, should include title, name, course and/or teacher, and date.

Margins:
         One inch at top, bottom, and sides.

Paging:
         Put numbers in upper right corner.
         Omit a page number on title page and first page.

Indenting:
         Indent five spaces (or one inch for handwriting) for each new paragraph.
         Block-in long direct quotations (four or more lines) by indenting five spaces on both left
         and right sides.
         For works cited entries, indent all lines except the first.

Text:
         Double space body text and works cited entries.
         Single space block-in quotations.
         Use standard 12 point fonts.
         When ending a sentence, use one space before starting the next sentence.

Quoting:
         When quoting directly, use quotation marks with reference citation.
         Do not use quotation marks for blocking-in.
         Use three spaced periods. . .when omitting anything within a quotation.
         Use brackets [ ] to enclose anything added or changed within a quotation.

Proofreading:
         Use a caret (^) to show point of insertion.
         Use a slanted line (/) for cancellation of a single letter.
         Use a single horizontal line through a word or phrase to be deleted.
         Use a vertical line to separate unspaced words.
         Use horizontal parentheses to join letters accidentally separated.
         Reprint a computer file page or rewrite a handwritten page if many corrections are needed.

								
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