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Chinese Culture Research Project: Format and Checklist

Writing Tips

Title Page

Normally you would not have a separate title page, however, because your paper is so short, I would like you to have a title page.

The following information should be included:

Your name

Pre-AP English 9

Ms. Farias/ Ms. Chase

12 December 2019

This information should be centered, double spaced, 12 font and 1/3 from the top of the page.

The Outline

  • Center the title of your topic
  • Thesis: Here you will type the MAIN IDEA of your paper/ essentially your ASSERTION!
  • Your outline should be a road map to your paper.  Follow the outline example given.

The Paper:


See the example given and follow ALL tips given.

Works Cited

  • To create a works cited page, please follow the directions given.
  • Use MyBib
  • Do not “doctor up”
  • Alphabetical order
  • Double check formatting

Research Paper Checklist

Read your paper, checking for ALL of the things listed below.  Then give it to a peer to read. You should have 2 checkmarks by each item.  


  • 12 point font    
  • Times New Roman
  • Double spaced
  • 1 inch margins
  • Running header: Last Name and page #
  • Works cited is alphabetized
  • Works Cited has properly format double spacing & proper indentations and at least 3 sources
  • Clear and well-developed assertion/thesis
  • At least 2 parenthetically cited facts/details which are correctly formatted
  • At least TWO PAGES
  • Formal academic language and tone check spelling and capitalization as well as NO PERSONAL PRONOUNS!!!
  • Cover sheet with correct information
  • Correctly formatted outline


  • Cover Page
  • Outline
  • Paper
  • Works Cited
  • Research Notes