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Margins: Your paper should include 1 inch margins on all sides.
Font: Your paper should only utilized Times New Roman font, size 12. Unless otherwise instructed by your professor.
Abstracts are not always required for your research paper. Be sure to review your assignment instructions to verify that it is required. The abstract appears alone on the 2nd page of your research paper. See more about the abstract below.
[The abstract should be one paragraph of between 150 and 250 words. It is not indented. Section titles, such as the word Abstract above, are not considered headings so they don’t use bold heading format. Instead, use the Section Title style. This style automatically starts your section on a new page, so you don’t have to add page breaks. Note that all of the styles for this template are available on the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Styles gallery.]
Keywords: [Click here to add keywords.]
A hanging indentation is a specialized indentation that creates a one half inch indentation on the 2nd and all subsequent lines of a citation entry. There are many ways to format a hanging indentation.
(Tip: In Microsoft Word, try selecting your citations with your mouse & then press (CTRL & T), [Mac users press Command & T]
Once you've got all of your citations formatted together on your References page. It is important that you alphabetize them. Microsoft Word has a "Sort" feature. You can find it on the Home menu, grouped with your paragraph options.
To sort, highlight all of your citations & then click the sort button (see image above). Then, be sure that your options are set to sort by "Paragraphs" & "text" in "Ascending order (see image below). Then click "OK."