This handout is a model of the format to be used for the analytical essay assignment in
the section of History 38 offered in the Fall of 2009, taught by Professor Hugh Agnew.
describing the required format, this brief model also attempts to
you how you should
present your written work.
By following the examples used here, you will be able to present
your work in a form that is clear, easy to read and standard across the entire class.
discipline of producing your work in the proper form pays off in the discipline of thinking,
revising, and polishing your written work, since form and content are closely related.
The analytical essay submitted for this class should have a title page like the one on this
handout (it’s not a bad idea to follow this form for
written assignments in class).
the way down should be the title, in all uppercase type, centered.
If you have a subtitle, it
follows (double space) below, centered, in Title form, that is all important words except articles,
prepositions, and coordinate conjunctions capitalized.
Two-thirds of the way down the page you
put your name, the class and your section number, and the date, each on its own line, single
spaced, and centered.
As you can see from this first page, written work in this class should be submitted on
standard letter size paper (8 ½ x 11 inches) with one-inch margins at left and right.
need to go into the “Page Setup” menu from the “File” menu at the top of MS Word’s menu bar
in order to set the margins, because Word typically defaults to 1.25 inch margins.
Setup” menu is also where you will specify that paragraphs are indented on the first line by .5
inches, and that there is no extra space before or after them, but they are double spaced
The only exception to the double space rule is when you are quoting a larger section
of someone else’s words directly (three sentences or longer).
In that case, the section that is