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1 1. Title page Use only one pageUse only one page Everything must be centeredEverything must be centered

2 Title (All important words are capitalized) (8 spaces) Name Student number (8 spaces) Presented to: Mrs. Linda Maillet (7 spaces) English Ecole Clément-Cormier

3 2. Legible writing When written by handWhen written by hand - Use a pen: blue or black - The reader should be able to understand every letter. Should be typed if possibleShould be typed if possible Writing should be double spacedWriting should be double spaced

4 3. Proper labeling If your project is only one page:If your project is only one page: - the title of your work appears on the top of that page. - your name appears on the right-hand side, on the first line or between lines one and two. - there is no title page needed.

5 If your project has many pages:If your project has many pages: - the title of your work is on the title page. - the title is not found at the start of your composition. - after the first page, you indicate the second page number.

6 The title is centered; capitalize the first and last word and all important words in the title.The title is centered; capitalize the first and last word and all important words in the title. - (a, an, the) should not be capitalized, unless they are the first word of the title. - prepositions with three letters or less should not be capitalized (for, to, at, by…), unless theyre the first word of the title. Do not underline title or use quotation marks.Do not underline title or use quotation marks.

7 4. Preparation of final copy If you have forgotten a word, use a caret (Λ) to indicate a word has been left out. Then, write the word on the top of the line.If you have forgotten a word, use a caret (Λ) to indicate a word has been left out. Then, write the word on the top of the line.

8 5. Numbers in writing Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety- nine are written with hyphens.Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety- nine are written with hyphens. Spell out numbers that you can write in two words; use figures for other numbers:Spell out numbers that you can write in two words; use figures for other numbers: Ex. Six hundred people registered. That teacher had taught 675 students. That teacher had taught 675 students. If the largest in a category of numbers contains three or more digits, use figures for all.If the largest in a category of numbers contains three or more digits, use figures for all. Ex. We selected 3 of the 104 subjects.

9 When one number immediately follows another, spell out the smaller number and use figures for the other:When one number immediately follows another, spell out the smaller number and use figures for the other: Ex. The architect plans to build three 110- story buildings. Write out all numbers that begin a sentence or recast the sentence so it does not begin with a number.Write out all numbers that begin a sentence or recast the sentence so it does not begin with a number.

10 6. Figures in writing Figures are used to express:Figures are used to express:Addresses: Ex. Mail to 160 Roberts Dr., Rexton, N.-B. Dates: Ex. School begins on September 6, 2009 Decimals and percentages: Ex. The team shot only 23.5 percent Degrees: Ex. It was 7° celcius yesterday. Money: Ex. He had 15,35$ in his pocket.

11 Room numbers Ex. Our English class is in room 232. Telephone numbers: Ex. The school telephone number is Page numbers: Ex. You will find the problem on page 430. Time of day: - Spell out in text: Ex. He wakes up at six thirty. - With oclock spell out: Ex. The baby wakes up at five oclock in the morning. up at five oclock in the morning. - With a.m. or p.m. use numerals: Ex. She had a 7:30 p.m. deadline. a 7:30 p.m. deadline.

12 Spacing A space and not a comma is used to separate the figures in sums of money or expressions of large quantities.A space and not a comma is used to separate the figures in sums of money or expressions of large quantities. Ex. He saved 1 270$ for the trip to Europe. She now owns more than stamps in her collection. She now owns more than stamps in her collection. The space is not used in dates, serial numbers, page numbers, addresses, or telephone numbers.The space is not used in dates, serial numbers, page numbers, addresses, or telephone numbers. Ex. Washington died in (date)

13 7. Abbreviations in writing Shortened form of wordsShortened form of words Examples: no. (number), lbs. (pounds), St. (street), Mr. (mister), Oct. (October)... Initialisms (initial letters of a group of words)Initialisms (initial letters of a group of words) Ex.: CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Ex.: CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) MTV (Music Television) MTV (Music Television) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People)

14 Acronyms (Initialisms that are pronounceable)Acronyms (Initialisms that are pronounceable) Examples: MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) *Abbreviate titles before and after proper names:*Abbreviate titles before and after proper names: Examples: Sen. Jim Cormier, Dr. Ronald Fontaine, Ralph Hooper, Jr.

15 In formal writing, abbreviations are not accepted for:In formal writing, abbreviations are not accepted for: - names of countries, provinces... - months/days of the week - words part of addresses of firm names - names of school courses, pages, chapters, - words standing for measurements, such as: Km. (kilometer); mi. (mile); mL. (milliliter); hr. (hour); lb. (pound)

16 8. Hyphen (-) at the end of a line divided between syllables,at the end of a line divided between syllables, you need at least two letters on each lineyou need at least two letters on each line in compound words, ex. play-off, T-shirtin compound words, ex. play-off, T-shirt when writing numbers (21 to 99)when writing numbers (21 to 99)

17 9. Italics The word italics is a printers term. It refers to a kind of type. When a writer wants to indicate that a word is in italics, he or she underlines it in the manuscript (written work - by hand).The word italics is a printers term. It refers to a kind of type. When a writer wants to indicate that a word is in italics, he or she underlines it in the manuscript (written work - by hand).

18 Titles of complete books and plays, newspapers, magazines, works of art and long musical compositions are printed in italics.Titles of complete books and plays, newspapers, magazines, works of art and long musical compositions are printed in italics. The names of ships, trains and airplanes are also printed in italics.The names of ships, trains and airplanes are also printed in italics. Ex. The front page of The New York Times showed the President boarding Air Force One.

19 Foreign words and phrases that are not part of the English language are printed in italics.Foreign words and phrases that are not part of the English language are printed in italics. Ex. Gesundheit, savoir-faire… Italics are used for words, letters or figures referred to as such. Italics are used for words, letters or figures referred to as such. Ex. My favorite number is seven. The word like is being overused. Italics are used to give emphasis or attitude to words. Italics are used to give emphasis or attitude to words. Ex. I will not accept that behavior.


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