Scrs working groups, the detailed reports of stock assessment sessions, and the scientific contribution papers (non peer-reviewed) in bibliographic databases (asfa, iccat), it is important that they represent the research clearly and concisely keywords: choose please keep standard margins (above) - please do. The modern language association (mla) style is most frequently used when writing research papers and identifying sources within the liberal arts and humanities disciplines of the paper microsoft word's default setting is one- inch margins, although some word processing programs are set at 125 or 15 as the default. This guide explains how to format your documents in microsoft word so that they follow the standard rules for formatting academic papers as described in most mla and apa style books for undergraduate writing 1 overview 2 document margins 3 indentation 4 font 5 alignment 6 first page format. Mla guidelines, apa guidelines paper, standard size (85 x 11 in the us) page margins, 1 on all sides (top, bottom, left, right), 1 on all sides (top, bottom, left, right) font, 12-pt easily readable (eg, times roman), 12-pt times roman or courier for figures, however, use a sans serif font such as arial spacing. General format and title page: your research paper needs to be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (85 x 11 inches) use one-inch margins on all four sides of each page unless your professor specifically calls for one, a title page is unnecessary in place of a title page, mla style requires a heading on the. Mla style essay formatting: margins, font, line spacing, header, info block, title, indentation, block quote, works cited for a transcript of this video, pl default profile photo add a public comment it was very very helpful to me as i have never written an mla research document before i gave this video a.
Standards for the preparation of research papers are established by the graduate faculty at southern illinois university at carbondale and the administration of the graduate school margins are flexible within the appendix but keep in mind that the left binding edge will cover approximately 1 inch of data. Margins should be no less than one inch and no more than 1 1/4 inch on all sides for example, in your paper you might include research described in your course and stick to the standard margins set by your word-processing program to mla style, you must have a works cited page at the end of your research paper. Set the top, bottom, and side margins of your paper at 1 inch use double-spaced text throughout your paper use a standard font, such as times new roman or arial, in a legible size (10- to 12-point) use continuous pagination throughout the paper, including the title page and the references section page numbers appear.
Margins leave margins of your essay 1″ (25 cm) at the top, bottom, left and right sides of each and every page 1″ is about 10 typed spaces exception is made for page example: the north american aerospace defense command ( norad) is nearly finished converting from using standard desktop pcs to blade pcs. Setting up your margins – the 2007 default is 1 inch for top, bottom, left and right, which is consistent with set spacing – line spacing: apa manuscripts are double spaced and the default for word 2007 is single writing out statistics: research papers typically require you to report statistical results, which often make.
Paragraphs the text of the thesis must be in paragraph form the first line of each paragraph must be indented, or there must be a larger space between paragraphs than there is between lines each chapter must start at the top of a new page margins left: 125 inches (32 mm) recommended for binding 1 inch minimum. Apa recommends using 12-point times new roman font if not using times new roman, then another serif typeface should be used for its readability only use different typeface in figure descriptions to add style to the paper (section 803) line spacing & margins use double-spacing throughout the entire paperto add. Use white 8 ½ x 11” paper make 1 inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides the first word in every paragraph should be indented one half inch apa recommends using times new roman font, size 12 double space the entire research paper include a page header known as the “running head” at the top of every page.
Heading: in the upper left corner of the first page of your essay, you should type your name, the instructor's name, your class, and the date, as follows: your name mr rambo eng 1001-08 24 february 2017 margins: according to the mla, your essay should have a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, left, and right. The entire research paper is double-spaced google uses the default margin of 1 inch for all top, right, bottom & left so there is no need to change click on the align center icon on the formatting toolbar (to center your blinking cursor) = type the title of your paper, capitalizing the first letter and all major. The title page should include the title of the thesis, author's name, course name, presentation date, department, supervisor(s) and the name of the university (see the title page) write the title in all capitals (bold, 15 pt) 11 cm from the top of the paper left margin is the same as in the rest of the text author's name (given name.