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Formatting Your Paper


Unless otherwise specified, formal papers must be typed in a 12-point font, double-spaced (except for indented quotations, which should be single-spaced), with one-inch margins and left-justified.

Title Page

A title page should be provided with all papers. Type the paper's title in capital letters in the center of the page. The author's name, course number, instructor's name, date of submission, and author's telephone number and/or e-mail address should be typed in a block in the lower right-hand comer.

Page Numbering

The first page of a paper should not be numbered, but each successive page should be numbered.


Papers should be stapled in the upper left-hand comer. Paper clips and plastic folders are not acceptable.


Prior to submission, papers should be proofread carefully for grammar, spelling, and typographical errors. Papers with excessive mechanical errors are likely to be handed back unread and ungraded or partially read and failed.


All foreign words, as well as titles of books, newspapers, and magazines, should be italicized or underlined.


What's New

Visit Student Planning for a list of the courses offered by the History department in Fall 2023. Students wishing to register for a closed (full) course must visit the Academic Advising Website and submit a course override request form (the link will be on the page under Fall 2023 Course Override Requests) requesting an override. Please do not submit your request directly to the course instructor or to the Department Chair. All course overrides are reviewed by the department chair and are only approved if there are extenuating circumstances. The override request will not be processed if there is a time conflict with your existing schedule, you do not have 6th course permission from your advisor, or if there is a financial hold on your account.