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Title That Should be Somewhat Creative: Subtitle That Provides Specific Details, Date Range Full First Name Last Name Course Number Dr. First Name Last Name Month Day, Year (This should be the due date, not the day that you happen to finish)
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Page Number Welcome to your personal guided tour through a research paper in Chicago style. This is a mock paper designed to help you understand how to follow style (“de jure”) and professional (“de facto”) guidelines. Your paper should look exactly like this one in format. You should use one-inch margins and Times New Roman, twelve-point font. You must use the “Tab” key to indent each paragraph properly. You need to double space every line, except for the cover page, which is single-spaced. In Chicago style, a pretty, fancy cover is completely out of the question. The cover page as given is required; the title should appear about one-third of the way down the page, and the other information another third down. You do not repeat the title anywhere else after the cover page. Note that it is standard not to put a page number on the cover page; to do this, select “Different First Page” in “Header & Footer Tools.” Pictures should not be included unless you follow exact Chicago style picture formatting guidelines. By the way, if you were to ever publish your paper, you would need to get permission from the original source of the image to use it. This first paragraph is your introduction. It should include a brief summary of the entire paper’s contents and should not include much information from your sources just yet. Avoid using quotations in the introduction, unless it is such a powerful quotation that it packs a big punch. The last sentence of your introduction should be your thesis statement. In a standard five-paragraph essay, your thesis would mention the three points of the essay in one sentence, in the order in which they appear in the essay. You may, however, have more than three points. If putting the entire thesis in one sentence sounds awkward, do not do it. Your thesis can be longer than one sentence. A research paper should include an introduction, one or more body paragraphs for each point, and a conclusion. Your introduction should not be this long for a short paper.
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Page Number This is your first body paragraph. The first sentence should be a topic sentence and should summarize all information in the paragraph. A paragraph should usually be at least four sentences, but in a college research paper, it can be more. You should attempt to have at least one direct quotation in each body paragraph, although this is not a solid requirement. Be sure to “set up your quotation properly, and insert a ‘footnote’ at the end of the sentence.” 1 The period should always go inside the closing quotation mark. It “absolutely must.” 2 Sometimes, you will cite your source without using a direct quotation. Any time you use information that does not come from your own mind, you must give credit to your source in the form of a footnote.
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