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Long Papers



Form of Manuscript - Long

A. Materials

  • Use standard unruled, white, 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper.
  • Pages are to be fastened with a paper clip.
  • Work should be double-spaced, typed, if possible, otherwise legibly written with blue or black ink. If printed, use letter quality print; avoid script or other elaborate print. Do not justify.

B. Arrangement of Page

  • Use one side of paper only
  • Double space all work, including long quotations.
  • Maintain a one inch margin on all sides of the paper.
  • Begin numbering with page two of the text. Use Arabic figures only, with--out dashes, periods, or parentheses. Place figure in center of top margin.
  • Centered Roman numerals are used in indicating major sections of long papers.

C. Endorsement

  • Use a separate title page.
  • Title of composition centered on the page. The first word and all important words of the title are capitalized.
  • Student's name, course title, instructor's name, and date should appear in the lower right hand corner of the title page. This should be single-spaced.


last updated: 5-jan-04