Style Sheet for Mrs. Staiger’s Classes For all formal papers: Be sure to check the “page setup” so that you are using 1 inch margins Use size 12 font, and a nice style – Times New Roman or Arial is more than fine Double space the paper -do not double- the double space between paragraphs, simply indent If including a direct quotation that is longer than two lines, indent it and single space the quote, obviously using quotation marks and parentheses to name the source In a formal paper, do not use contractions, unless in a quote. Typing hints: 2 spaces after a period, exclamation point, question mark, colon** 1 space after a comma, semi-colon, and a period used with Mr. Mrs. Dr. etc. Take a good look at the following- memorize them- and then forget them- THEY DO NOT EXIST! alot payed thru could of should of Bibliography: Follow the recommended MLA format. NEVER staple the papers from the library to the paper. They are to help you, not replace the bibliography. Always place the bibliography on its own sheet of paper. Center the term “Bibliography” at the top of the page Single space each listing, but double space between sources Start at the margin with the author’s last name (if there is one) and then indent subsequent lines of the entry Alphabetize your bibliography entries based on the first word of the entry (usually last names or first words of title) To get to some assistance for making a bibliography,www.rtmsd.org select a school “Penncrest” Under “Resources” select “Library/Media Center” From the Left side select “Mrs. Host’s Research Guide” select “Citing Sources” From this page the select “Noodle Tools” and follow the directions from there or select “Online Writing Lab at Purdue University” and follow from there.