If you are required to print your paper, it is best to use the white A4 (8½” by 11”) size of decent quality.Follow your instructor’s preferences regarding single-sided or double-sided printing.
Starting one inch from the top of the very first page and flush with the left margin, write your name, your instructor’s name, the course number, and the date, all on separate lines, double-spacing the lines.
Then on a new, double-spaced line, center the title. Do not put it in quotation marks or type it all in capital letters either – only italicize the words that you would in the text as well.
Do not write changes below the affected lines, and do not use the margins.
If there is a large number of corrections on any given page, consider revising your document and reprinting the page.
All other types of illustrative visual material should be labelled Figure (or commonly Fig.) and assigned an Arabic numeral followed immediately by a caption.
Maps, charts, graphs and suchlike all fall into this category.Label and caption should be added directly below the illustration and share the same one-inch margins as the rest of the text. If the caption of either an illustration or table are used to deliver a comprehensive data on a particular source and there is no reference to it within your work, it is not required to make an entry for the source in the works cited list.Musical illustrations are labeled Example (abbreviated Ex.), given an Arabic numeral, and a caption.You must proofread and correct your research paper thoroughly before you submit it.If you are checking your printout and find an error, re-open the document, make corrections, and print the corrected pages again. It can be handy to run spelling checkers, but use them with caution – do not rely on them to find all mistakes because a machine can never detect all errors.Also keep in mind that your set-off citations have to be indented the same way and you should always have one space after a period or another concluding punctuation mark, but only if your professor doesn’t ask you to have two spaces.All your margins have to be set to one inch at the top and bottom and to every side, except for the running head. If for printing your work you have chosen a paper, which size is bigger than A4 (8½” by 11”), the whole size of printed text should not take more than 6½” by 9“.Designate notes to the table with lowercase letters instead of numerals to avoid confusion between different types of notes.Double-space throughout and use dividing lines where needed.Write your surname, followed by a space, before a number of the page.Do not use the abbreviation “p.” for the page number or add any periods or any other marks.