Humanities Department Style Sheet 2014-15 All upper-school humanities teachers will expect you to follow these guidelines when handing in any formal assignment. All papers must have: • Student’s name, teacher’s name, class, and the date (arranged vertically) in the upper-lefthand corner of the first page. Date should follow MLA style, for example, 6 Sept. 2014. • A one-inch margin on all sides • Title centered and typed two line spaces below the first-page heading • An original title (e.g., NOT “All Quiet on the Western Front Essay” or “Antigone Essay”) • All pages numbered in header at the upper-right-hand corner following student’s last name • Paragraphs indented one-half inch (i.e., five spaces or one tab) • 12-point standard font (e.g., Times New Roman, Calibri, CG Times, Palatino, etc.) • Double spacing and double-sided printing when possible Quotations from the text: • • • • • Any essay on a work of literature MUST include quotations from the text. Back up every general statement about the book with a passage or specific example from the text. Cite page number(s) of quoted text in parentheses: (46) or (78-9); NOT (page 46) or (p. 46). ALL quotations longer than four full lines of print MUST be offset in block form: double spaced indented left side only NOT bold or italicized no quotation marks Do not start a new paragraph after a block quotation; analysis following a quoted passage should be incorporated into the body of a paragraph. Use quotation marks around short quotations that are integrated into the text of a sentence. References to names: • Refer to authors by FULL NAME on first mention, then by LAST name only. For example, do not refer to Zora Neale Hurston as “Zora.” • Italicize the title of a full-length work, such as a book or a play. • Put the title of a poem or short story, as well as a chapter title or newspaper article, in quotation marks (e.g., “If We Must Die” or “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”).