Swamped with your writing assignments? Take the weight off your shoulder!
All assignments should have or be the following: (points are deducted for each of these things when they are incorrect or missing) FORMAT: o Typed (images of hand-written work will not be accepted) o One inch margins on all sides o 11 point font (Calibri or Ariel) – do not switch fonts in the middle of your paper o 1.5 spaced (please do not switch spacing in your paper) o Electronic uploads must be in .doc, .docx, or.pdf format INTRODUCTION AND CONCLUSION: o At least 5 sentences each o Introduce the subject – If the subject is the heart, introduce the heart or heart disease and how it affects the US population. If you want to write about the case study, write about the case study. o Your conclusion should mirror the introduction. o An introduction and conclusion should be about the subject. o Do NOT explain how you feel about the topic or that you learned about the subject or that you enjoyed it (or not). This is not acceptable. o Examples of unacceptable sentences would be: § “I learned a lot while researching this subject.” § “I enjoyed researching about ______.” § “I didn’t know that ________ caused __________. Now I do.” o If you use sentences such as these, you will not receive credit for the introduction or conclusion. o Do not say things such as “This exam set is about _______.” o Acceptable sentences would be: § “_________ is a virus that causes __________.” § “_________ is a misunderstood process.” QUESTIONS: • No excessive quotations – defined as more than one quote on a page and the quote must be limited to one sentence in length • Questions numbered and in correct order • If a question has multiple parts, label them as such (a., b., c., etc.) • A question will generally take more than one sentence to answer. A good target is at least three sentences. • Questions answered fully and in complete sentences • Complete sentences contain a subject, a verb, and punctuation o If the subject is singular, the verb should be singular.