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A group of scholars

that make rules
and guidelines for

p
rofessional
writing.


A trusted set of rules that shows you how
your paper should look.


Rules that govern how you cite your sources.


The guidelines that most scholars, colleges
and high schools use.




It makes your research paper

professional!


It helps you avoid plagiarism!


PLAGIARISM: is a very serious offense. It is using another
author’s words and claiming them as your own by not citing them
in your paper. If done, it can lead to serious consequences.


It organizes your writing process.


You will use it 9
-
12 grade and into college.

1.
12 point size font

2.
Times New Roman font

3.
1” margins all around

4.
Page numbers on all
pages: Example: Lewis 1,
Lewis 2, Lewis 3 etc.

5.
Line 1: Name

6.
Line 2: Teacher Name

7.
Line 3: Subject

8.
Line 4: Period #

9.
Line 5: Date

10.
Title is centered

11.
½” indent before
paragraph



The “Works Cited” page comes at the very
end of your research paper. It is an
alphabetical list of sources (books,
encyclopedias, websites and journals) that
you have quoted in your paper.




Works Cited


Bennett, Rad. “This is Widescreen”
Sound & Vision
Jan. 2001: 108
-
112.


Calvino,
Italo
. “Cybernetics and Ghosts.”
The Uses of Literature: Essays.
Trans: Patrick
Creagh
.



San Diego: Harcourt, 1982. 3
-

27.


Camus
, Albert.
The Stranger. New York: Vintage International, 1989. 10
-
31.


Natale
, Richard. “‘Traffic’ Revs Up, but Tom’s Still in the Driver’s Seat.”
Los Angeles Times
8



Jan
. 2001; F4+.




Book citation

Last name, first name.
Title
. City:

Publishing Company, Year. Pages.


EXAMPLE:

Camus, Albert.
The Stranger
. New York:

Vintage International, 1989. 10
-

31.


Indent ½” after
the first line.


Newspaper article

Last name, First name. “Article Title.”

Newspaper Name
Day Month Year:

section or page.


EXAMPLE:

Natale
, Richard. “’Traffic’ Revs Up, but

Tom’s

Still in the Driver’s Seat.”
Los


Angeles Times
8 January 2001; F4.



Indent ½” after

t
he first line


Create entries for the following:


1. A book by Robert Akins called
Greeks and
Romans
. It was published by Random House
in Philadelphia in 1987.



2. A book by Henry Goldman called
Ancient
Civilizations
. It was published in Philadelphia
by Gold House in 1989.


Akin, Robert.
Greeks and Romans
.


Philadelphia: Random House, 1987.


Goldman, Henry.
Ancient Civilizations
.


Philadelphia: Gold House, 1989.


1. Linda Lewis wrote an article entitled
“Atlanta Roadways are in Need of Repair” in
the
Atlanta Journal Constitution
on June 15,
2006. It was located on page C3.



2. Joshua
Petruna

wrote an article on
February 2, 2001 called “Saving Money on
Electronics” in the
Cleveland Plain Dealer
. It
was located on E2.


Lewis, Linda. “Atlanta Roadways are in Need


of Repair.”
Atlanta Journal Constitution


June 15, 2006: C3.



Petruna
, Joshua. “Saving Money on

Electronics.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 2, 2001: E2.



Each of you will be given a magazine and a
note card. You must (on your own) cite this
source correctly.



If you were quoting information from it in
your paper, how would you use parenthesis to
document where you found it? Show me.



“Often time, people do not care about
domestic violence. They figure if it is not
happening in their house, why should they
worry” (Fox 13).


According to
National Geographic
, “30,000
rodents die miserable deaths every day”
(Keller 47).

Video

Peer Editing Checklist
Link



YOUR JOB . . .

1. Read the essay 2 times

2. Fill out the Peer Editing Checklist

3. Make at least 2 comments about STRENGTHS

Make at least 2 comments about WEAKNESSES

Sign at the bottom of the Checklist

Discuss Findings with your partner