1 inch margin


Right-justify your last name in the Header-Footer function


½ inch margin


1 inch margin

Your name

Professor’s Name (like Prof. Henry or Dr. Propst)

All words in your title are capitalized except for articles, coordinating conjunctions, and prepositions (including “through” and “among”)

Class (like ENGL 1102-114)

Date (like 12 February 2008)

½ inch indentation

Your Title Here: Centered and Without Underline, Italics, or

Quotation Marks; There is No Period at the End

This is the first sentence of your paper, written in Times New Roman 12 point font, indented one TAB space. Notice how everything has been double-spaced, and that there are no extra spaces in between the lines. Your last name appears in the top right corner of each page of your paper, including this first page, followed by a space and then a page number. The last sentence of your introduction should be your thesis.

A strong, argumentative topic sentence that furthers your thesis should open your second paragraph. Make sure you “properly cite any quotes you may have” (Slavinski 30). Furthermore, if you need a block quote, make sure that it is formatted correctly:

1 inch indentation

A block quote is a quote of four or more lines. You do not put quotation marks around a block quote. Notice how the block quote is indented more than everything else. Each line is indented by pressing the TAB key twice. The period goes at the end of the quote, followed by the parenthetical information with no more punctuation, like this. (Slavinski 2)

Return to the 1” margin of your paper and continue your paragraph. Do not indent the line following the block quote. Never end a paragraph with a quote.

            The topic sentence of your second body paragraph is argumentative like the first. Your essay continues onto the next page; make sure your margins stay correct.