How large should your margins be
Font and size
Times new roman, 12pt.
What is in the heading of a paper
What should be in the pagentation
Your last name and the page number
When do you indent
The beginning of every paragraph
The format of your title
The title should be capitalized by important words and centered
How to refer to other works inside yours
Use either italics or quotation marks
Works cited page format
Listed in order of the first letter alphabetically.
Stages of the writing process
Prewriting Drafting Revising Editing Publishing
Why is outlining important
It builds unity and coherence
Basic stricture of an essay and the percentages
Qualities of a good intro paragraph
Grabs the readers attention
Tells the reader what they will be reading about without saying it directly
Qualities of a good body paragraph
Gets the point across
Addresses counter argument (conditionally)
Varied sentence length and word choice
Qualities of a good conclusion
Refers back to the hook and lead
Refers back to the thesis and argument
Unity in a paragraph means that the entire paragraph should focus on one single idea. The supporting details should explain the main idea. The concluding sentence should end the paragraph with the same idea. Thus, a unified paragraph presents a thought, supports it with adequate details and completes it with a conclusion.
Coherence means establishing a relationship between the ideas presented in a paragraph. It brings about a rationale in the arrangement of the ideas which are introduced either in the chronological order or in the order of importance. Besides, transitions that compare, contrast, illustrate, add or show cause and effect build logical bridges. The ideas, thus expressed in the paragraph, flow smoothly from one to the other in a logical sequence. This helps the reader to understand the paragraph.
Steps of writing a research paper
- Pick a topic
- Research questions
- Working thesis
Why is picking a topic for your research important
If you didn’t, you would be writing an encyclopedia
Why are research questions important?
They help with finding Info for the body paragraphs
Why is outlining important
It helps with unity and coherence. Also flow
Using someone else’s work word for word.
Using someone else’s words bus changing enough to make it your own
Using someone else’s words but changing absolutely everything but the idea
- Used whenever you use anyone else’s ideas.
2. In parentheses ( authors name and page)
What is a ☁️⛅️☁️floating quote ☁️☁️
A quote that has no lead or finisher And that is used in a sentence beginning and ending with quotations
What sources to include in a works cited
Every article/source used
What line space should your paper be