• MANUSCRIPT FORM

    HANDWRITTEN
    TYPED OR WORD PROCESSED
    Paper size
    • Use 8" x 10.5" regular ruled red margin line and punched on left-hand side.
    • Use 8.5" x 11" standard typing paper.
    Heading
    In the upper right-hand corner list:
    • Student name (first & last)
    • Course, period of the day (English, 5th)
    • Teacher"s name
    • Date
    • Mode (essay, poem, etc.)
    • Draft number (if applicable)
     
    • Use left align tab set at 4" and list as handwritten.
    Title
    • Center on the first line of the first page.
    • Capitalize the first word and all important words in the title.
    • Leave a blank line between the title and body of the manuscript.
    • Triple space below heading.
    • Center on the next line of the first page.
    • Capitalize the first word and all important words in the title.
    • Triple space between title and body of the manuscript.
    Page Layout
    • Use only one side of each page.
    • Use black or blue ink on final drafts.
    • Write on every other line.
    • Leave two empty lines at the bottom of each handwritten page.
    • Number each page after page one in the upper right-hand corner.
    • Use only one side of paper.
    • All margins should be 1 ¼ inch (Microsoft default).
    • Double space.
    • Number each page after page one in the upper right-hand corner.
    Indentation
    • Indent the first line of each paragraph one inch from the left-hand (red line) margin.
    • Indent the first line of each paragraph one tab from the left-hand margin.
    Neatness
    • Use clips or staples to fasten multiple sheets together; do not fold corners.
    • Submit final drafts without blots, excessive erasures, or crossed-out words.

    PAPER WRITTEN IN CLASS (IMPROMPTU)

    • Neatly cross out or erase mistakes. Do not use white-out.
    • For evaluation purposes, papers written in class will be evaluated as first drafts written under the pressure of limited time.

    PAPER WRITTEN AT HOME

    • Any erasures and crossing-out may lower your grade.
    • Most papers written at home are evaluated as finished and free of mechanical errors.

    A Guide to Communication:The Grosse Pointe Public Schools Style Sheet
    © The Grosse Pointe Public School System, 2000