(For short articles and most student papers, only one or two levels of section
headings are needed.)
The margins for your paper should be uniform on all sides, set to at least
1" or 2.54 cm on all sides: top, bottom, left and right. Line length for
each typed line should be no more than 6.5" (16.51 cm), and the maximum
number of lines of text per page is 27.
Short Quotations (less than 40 words)
A quotation of less than 40 words should be enclosed in double
quotation marks and should be incorporated into the sentence.
Long Quotations (more than 40 words)
Longer quotations should be set apart from the surrounding text,
without quotation marks, in block format, indented five spaces from
the left margin, and double spaced. If the quotation is more than
one paragraph, indent the first line of the second paragraph about
1/2 inch (5 spaces).
Set the text alignment to “Left,” so that the right edge of the text on the page is uneven.
Set the paragraph indentation to 5 spaces, or about 1/2 inch.
Space once after periods, question marks, commas, colons, and semicolons.
Do not space once after internal periods in abbreviations.
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