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Ms. Mason

Salk Middle School: (516) 434-7350

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Rules for Written Work (Typed or Handwritten)

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Rules for Written Work (Typed or Handwritten)

Typed Work (final OR draft copy)

  1. ALWAYS save your work (don't erase or delete anything until you have gotten your grade.)

 2. You MUST DOUBLE-SPACE your work. Set the line spacing to 2, or ask your teacher for help.

 3.  Use only 12 point font.  Choose a simple font, such as Times New Roman or Arial.  NO fancy fonts!  Do not use a font that is difficult to read or that is in all capital letters.

 4.  Make sure that your name and class period is typed at the top of the page.  Center the title of your paper.  Do NOT use clip art, pictures or borders unless your teacher has told you to do so.

 5.  Use the tab key to begin each paragraph.  Ask for help, if needed.

 6.  Type one space after a comma (,).  Type two spaces after a period.

 7.  NEVER hit the 'Enter' key to end a line of typing unless it is the last sentence of the paragraph.

 8.  Left justify your work (do not center).  Ask for help, if needed.

 9.  Always use spell-check before you print your work.  THEN print and re-read what you have typed.  Spell check does not catch every mistake and does not correct for an incorrect homonym.

 10. Print using BLACK ink on WHITE paper.

 11. Turn in a clean copy, free from errors.

 12.  If you do not have a printer at home, use a flash drive (you may borrow one from Ms. Mason) and make sure to print BEFORE you come to class.  Ask your teacher for help in how to save onto a flash drive, if needed.                  

 

Hand Written Work (final OR draft copy)

 1.  Final copy must be written in blue or black ink - no pencil.  Draft copy may be in pencil. 

2.  You must skip lines when writing. 

3.  Only write on one side of the page.  Do not write on the back.  Number each of your pages. 

4.  Make sure that your name and class period is on the first page. 

5.  Indent paragraphs (about an inch). 

6.  Always re-read and check for errors. 

7.  Turn in a clean copy, free from errors.