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Rules for Writing Essays 1. Include your name and the title to your essay. 2. Double Space lines and use standard margins. 1 inch at left, right, and bottom and 1 1/2 inches at top. 3. Longer is not always better. Avoid long, convoluted sentences and excessive verbiage. Clarity is more important than style. 4. Proofread papers for spelling, grammar and misused words. Spell-Check does not catch everything! 5. Use quotations to support your point, not make it. 6. Avoid using long block quotations. Keep quotations short, preferably less than a sentence. 7. Do not use more than a few quotations per page. 8. When you do use a quote, be sure to introduce the person speaking. Ex. In his letter to the King and Queen, Christopher Columbus said “….
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Unformatted text preview: . 9. Use tense consistently. Usually in a history paper you will rely on past tense. 10. Do not use slang or contractions. 11. Do not use passive voice. 12. Use commas properly. Set off all dependent clauses with commas. 13. Resist the urge to create numerous new paragraphs. Most paragraphs are several sentences in length. Usually there are not more than 2 or 3 full paragraphs per page. 14. Avoid using the same phrase or word repeatedly. Try to be as concise as possible. 15. MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT PLAGIARIZE! If you have questions or concerns, see me or make an appointment to see a tutor....
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