Guidelines for Formatting Term Project or Final Exam Essays
by Bob Gross
This page is a sample page of what your paper might look like (although your paper will be longer).The first line should be a title. The next line should be your name as shown on this page (above). The body of the paper should be next. It should consist of texta with references to sources (1). Footnotes should appear on the same page as the footnote indicator in the body of the text and should be used to explain text.
All refereneces should appear at the end of the text and before any Appendix material (as shown below). You do not need to put in footnotes, while references are required for term projects and Final Exam questions to help support your presentation. The body of the paper should be in 11 point Times New Roman (or larger), double spaced and with one inch margins. The References section should contain sources indicated in the text. It does not count towards your page limit either.
a any graphics or tables can be placed at the end of the paper as an appendix. This will not count towards your page limit. Although not desirable, footnotes like this are acceptable.
1. Gross, R.H., "This is a scientific journal reference. The journal name is in italics, the volume is bold.", Science 2993:1705 (1999)
2. Gross, R.H., "This is a URL reference - Biology 4 Web Site", <http://www.dartmouth.edu/~cbbc/courses/bio4/index-b4.html>
3. Gross, R.H., "Using the Web in Biology", in "Using the Web to Teach" edited by J. Smith, Dartmouth Book Publishers, Hanover, NH, pps 102-146 (1972)
This will contain figures, tables, etc. They should be numbered and refered to in the body text by their numbr (e.g. Figure 1, Table 1).
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