Manuscript Conventions-1

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Sample Ima Smartstoont Eng 110 TTh Prof. Meenswehl 4 Feb 10 Insight 1 : Da Horror M a n u s c r i p t C o n v e n t i o n s “For want of a nail the shoe was lost. / For want of a shoe the horse was lost. / For want of a horse the rider was lost. / For want of a rider the battle was lost. / For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. / And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.” —Fourteenth Century Proverb G A Below is a modified list of standard manuscript conventions. Know them well. If you have a paper returned to you unread, you may well find the reason below. . . Materials and Presentation • Use 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 20-pound paper. Avoid erasable paper. • Use black ink if using a printer, a fresh black ribbon if typing. • Save a twig: do not use a title page. But do give a title—an apt one. Do not underline titles or enclose titles in quotation marks (except to enclose a quote or title of a short work). • Include an epigraph, italicized and placed one space below the title, as you see above. Place the ( italicized ) name of the epigraph’s author on the next line, at the right, set off by a dash (not a hyphen). Then
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