FLM 3001 Film History I
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS
This handout is for your reference when submitting assignments.
It consists of four
is a checklist of things you must do before submitting an assignment;
section explains how to properly cite research materials; the third
some suggestions for ways to write more clearly and effectively; and the fourth
several common proofreading marks that you may find in my feedback.
You must do each of the steps below before submitting an essay.
Essays that do not
follow each of these steps will be penalized.
You must adhere to deadlines.
If you are serious about getting the best possible grade,
you need to submit essays when they are do, or discuss any extra time you may need in
Whenever you send material to read by e-mail, please send them as pdf files (I am a
Mac user and Word documents are hard to open due to software incompatibilities). One
option if the attachment doesn’t work, is for you to cut and paste your text from your
word-processing file into your e-mail file.
Also, while you may send drafts via e-mail in
certain circumstances, it is to your advantage to submit hard copies in class, since their
double spacing enables me to give you more and better written feedback, and saves me
the time, hassle, and expense of downloading and printing dozens of pages.
On a cover sheet or at the top of the first page, all papers must list the title of the essay,
your name, the date, the course title, and the professor’s name.
Essays are to be stapled
in the top left and have no plastic covers.
List the page numbers of the essay on all pages after the first one, either on the bottom
center or top right.
Spell check and then
the entire essay (spell checkers are not intuitive!).
Spelling errors are the most common form of errors in college-level writing, and the most
easily fixed due to word processors, hence the least forgivable.
Be careful to spell the
names of people correctly, and always use their first and last names as well as their titles,
when appropriate, when you introduce them.
For example, when you first mention a
person you would use their full name e.g. Margaret Smith; subsequent references would
the surname (“Smith”) only.
Essays are to have normal margins, double-spaced lines, and 12-point font size.