Secondary sources do not include encyclopedias, study guides (e.g., Cliff’s Notes, Sparks Notes, etc.), personal Web sites, chat rooms, any supplemental essays included in your textbook, etc.
– Do not rely extensively on lengthy quotations from the secondary sources. Instead, summarize and paraphrase; quote primarily for emphasis or to establish the validity of your presentation of the source’s ideas.
– Direct quotations from any of your sources should be no longer than five lines (your lines) long.
– You must list all of your sources in a separate Works Cited page. Use the MLA Handbook as your guide.
– You must submit both a hard copy AND an electronic copy of your paper. You will receive a ZERO if you do not turn in BOTH an electronic copy AND a hard copy.
Length: The paper should be 5 complete typewritten pages, double-spaced, with standard margins (i.e., 1î top; 1 ºî righty; 1 Ωî bottom; 1 ºî left). Title Page and Works Cited Page must not be included in your page-count. The paper should be typed in TIMES NEW ROMAN font size 12. Use of other fonts and larger type size will result in grade penalties.