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1 Essay Guidelines (ANTA01 Fall Term, 2019, LEC01 and LEC02) One of the goals in making you write an essay is to see how well you follow instructions. A part of your grade will depend, therefore, on how faithfully you follow these guidelines. In general, it is a good idea to make reference to the (attached) Essay Evaluation Guide, which provides you with some indication of the criteria that we will be using to determine your grade. Layout and Length: Essays should be preceded with a cover page that includes (at least) the following: the course code, your name, your student number, the essay title, and the instructor’s name . This cover page does not count towards the page or word limit. The acceptable length for essays in this course is 6-10 full pages, including everything apart from the cover page (e.g., references, tables, figures, etc.) . 5% will be deducted for each page or part thereof under 6 pages or over 10 pages. All essays must be double-spaced with 1” margins and 12 pt. Times New Roman font and saved as a .doc , .docx or .pdf file. All parts of the essay, including references, tables, and figure legends must be double- spaced. Content: Your essay should include clearly demarcated Introduction and Conclusions sections. As noted on the Essay Evaluation Guide, a percentage of your grade will be based directly on the content in these sections. The use of other subheadings is at your discretion, though is strongly advised. Subheadings can be a good way of clarifying the structure of your essay for both you and the reader. If you choose to use figures or tables, you must refer to them in your text and they must help make your arguments, they are not to be used to fill up space. References: EVERYTHING YOU GET FROM ANYWHERE MUST ALWAYS BE REFERENCED!!! Come and talk me if you aren’t sure what this means . References should be cited in the text by giving the name(s) of the author(s) and year at the end of the section the reference applies to. If a paper has more than two authors, cite it by the first author name and then “et al.” Page numbers should not be given unless you are referencing a direct quotation. For papers with more than two authors, the names of all authors must be given in the references cited section. For example: The ear morphology of Ignacius graybullianus is supportive of a close relationship to euprimates, rather than dermopterans (Bloch and Silcox, 2001). Chronolestes simul is best considered a basal plesiadapoid, not a crown group carpolestid (Silcox et al., 2001). In the case of a quotation, the reference should be placed at the end of the quotation, with the addition of the relevant page numbers. For example: “The simple presence of an entotympanic is also unlikely to be a synapomorphy linking dermopterans and paromomyids to the exclusion of other archontans.” (Bloch and Silcox, 2001, p. 191)
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