Typing  the Research Paper

 

Spacing - Double Space the Paper – In Microsoft Word, Click on Format, Paragraph then Click on Line Spacing and change to Double.

 

Hanging Indents –  In Microsoft Word, Click on Format, Paragraph then Click on Special and then Hanging

 

Font - Use Times New Roman, 12 pt. font

 

Margins - Use 1” margins – Click on File, Page Set Up,  and make sure margins are set at 1”

 

Spacing After Punctuation Marks – Can use 1 or 2 spaces after a punctuation mark.

 

Header - Insert a Header of ½ “ (0.5) from the top of the paper and align on the right; the header includes your last name and the page number

 

Inserting a Header in Microsoft Word 97-2003

 Click on View Header/Footer.  Type in your name and then click on the first icon after the words “insert auto text.” The icon looks like a piece of paper bent at the top. This will automatically insert the page number on every page in your paper. If you do not want a page number on the first page of your paper, click on the icon that looks like a book and then put a check mark in the box that says “different front page” and click on “ok. Next highlight your name and the page number and then align to the right.  Click on close.

 

Inserting a Header in Microsoft Word 2007

Click on the Insert Tab

Click on the icon for Header

Click on the Blank Header

In the space “type your text,” type your  last name

Hit the space bar once

Click on the page number tab, click on current position and click on plain number

Justify the header to the right by hitting the tab key

Under the Design Tab, click on the box “different first page"

Click on Close Header/Footer

 

Removing the Header from the First Page of the Paper

Click on the Insert Tab

Click on the arrow under the Header icon

Click on Edit Header (at the bottom of the window)

Under the Design Tab, click on the box “different first page"

Click on Close Header/Footer

 

Including a header on the first page is left to the discretion of the teacher.

  

Tabs – Set at 5 spaces. In Microsoft Word, Click on Format, Tabs and make sure tabs are set at 0.5”.

 

Heading – Identifies the paper. Place it on the left side of the page and include your name, your teacher’s name, the name of the course, and the date.

 

Text Box:             1” margins
 
 Your Name
 
Teacher’s Name
 
Course
 
Day Month Year
 
                                                            Title of the Paper
 
            Introductory paragraph begins here
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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