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  1. Chapter Thirty-Four Manuscript Form College Writing Skills, 5E and College Writing Skills with Readings, 5EJohn Langan 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  2. Manuscript Form • Is the paper full-sized, 8 1/2 by 11 inches? • Have you left 1- to 1.5-inch margins all around the paper? • Have you taken care not to crowd the the right-hand or bottom margins? Here’s a checklist to use when preparing a paper for an instructor: 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  3. Manuscript Form If the paper is handwritten, have you: • Used a blue or black pen? • Made all your letters distinct? • Kept all your capital letters distinct from small letters? 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  4. Manuscript Form • Have you centered your paper’s title? • Did you remember not to put quotation marks around it and not to underline it? • Have you capitalized all the words except for short connecting ones? 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  5. Manuscript Form • Have you skipped a line between the title and the first line of your paper? • Have you indented the first line of each paragraph about five spaces from the left-hand margin? 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  6. Manuscript Form • Have you made commas, periods, and other punctuation marks firm and clear? • If you have hyphenated words, have you broken them only between syllables? 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  7. Manuscript Form • Have you put your name, the date, and other information at the top of the paper (or wherever your instructor has specified?) 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  8. Manuscript Form • Is your title made up of several words that tell what the paper is about? (The title should be just several words, not a complete sentence.) 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

  9. Manuscript Form • Does the first sentence of your paper make sense without the title? (The reader should not have to use the words in the title to figure out the opening sentence.) 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc