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Research paper format


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The presentation introduces the tips on how to format a research paper. If you need more details or any help, you can turn to the team of professionals:

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Research paper format

  1. 1. Research Paper Format created by
  2. 2. The Most Common Formats of a Research Paper MLA APA Chicago Turabian
  3. 3. Paper Your paper should be twenty- pound, 81/2- by 11-inch and of a white color. MLA Research Paper Format Margins You should put 1-inch margins all over your paper - on the both sides, top and bottom. Each paragraph should be put half an inch from the margin.
  4. 4. Spacing: double. Title page. MLA style does not require title pages. At the left top corner of your first page type your name, the name of your professor, the course name and the date - each item on a separate line (with double spacing). Then you should write a title. It shouldn’t be bold or underlined, simply use capital letters to write the principal words of it. The title may be in a question form or contain an exclamation mark.
  5. 5. Page headers Each page of your paper should have a page header, consisting of a page number and your last name. Make sure that the page number is one-half inch from the top and one inch from the right side of the sheet. Tables If you add different tables into you paper, make sure you name it «Table 1», «Table 2» and so on. If you want to attach any other materials such as images, charts or anything else you should label them «Figure 1», «Figure 2», etc.
  6. 6. The main differences between MLA format and the others (APA and Chicago/Turabian): •APA and Chicago/Turabian require the title page in contrast to MLA; •Chicago/Turabian style should contain footnotes; •Each of the styles has a completely different way of arranging the list of references. There are a lot of other distinguishing features of each paper format, so you have to be attentive and careful applying one of them to your paper. Other Research Paper Formats
  7. 7. Be Attentive to the Whole Work it is necessary to choose the right format for your research paper and to apply it correctly; however, there are more important issues like the contents and sensical burden of your paper; the main focus should be put on the writing itself; after the whole work is done, revised and proofread, one is to start formatting.
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