Use the following format requirements on all submissions.
Writing Style APA (American Psychological Association)
Note: To find detailed information on APA manuscript style guidelines on the Internet, go to www.apastyle.org.
Margins 1â€ all sides
Paragraphs The entire document should be double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5″ x 11″)
Type Style and Size Times New Roman, 12 point
Software MS Word
The following information should be on the first page on the top left side of the page in the format provided below. Do not provide a cover sheet.
Student Identification Number
Course Number and Title
Assignment Number and Title
Date of Submission
Answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. If sources are cited they must be in APA format. Your response should be a maximum of two (2) double-spaced pages in length; refer to the â€œAssignment Formatâ€ page for specific format requirements.
The essay writing process: You will write the first draft of a two-paragraph essay plus a conclusion. You may choose one of these essay topics: The career I hope to follow; a special or unusual person; the best or worst teacher I ever had, or the most exciting event in my life. You will be graded on the following:
- A clear thesis statement (10 points)
- Two topic sentences (one for each paragraph) that express the main idea (15 points each for a possible total of 30 points)
The body of each paragraph: Each paragraph should be comprised of a topic sentence (#2 above), supporting details in body sentences (relevant to the topic sentence), and a concluding sentence (20 points each for a possible total of 40 points)
- The conclusion (10 points)
Be sure to proofread carefully, including spell-checking. (10 points).