Objective 4.03: Apply correct report format
Formatting Reports Objective 4.03: Apply correct report format
Essential Questions What are reports used for?
What guidelines should be followed when formatting reports?
What is a Report? Reports – documents that give facts, ideas, or opinions about one or more topics Examples: A summary of a science project you created Findings on your research about the United Kingdom A review of a library book you have read
MLA Reports MLA (Modern Language Association) is the report format used in many schools Features: No title page…the title and other information are included on the st page of the report All margins are 1 inch Paragraphs are indented and double spaced
Parts of an MLA Report 1” Writer’s last name and page number, right aligned in the header Report heading – Writer’s name Teacher’s name Subject Date (military style) Left aligned DS the heading Title – identifies what the report is about Center the report title Body – the paragraphs of the report DS the entire report Indented paragraphs Font standard size and style (ex: Times New Roman or Arial)
Formatting an MLA Report
Set margins: 1” all around Set line spacing: DS Insert header: writer’s last name and page number Key the report heading: writer’s name, teacher’s name, subject, and date (day, month, year format) Key the report title: Centered Key the body of the report Proofread the report
Works Cited Page Works Cited – also known as a bibliography, lists the sources of information referenced in a report, usually the last page of a report Works Cited entries: sources alphabetized by author’s last name double-spaced and formatted with a hanging indent
Parts of a Works Cited Page
1” Writer’s last name and page number, right aligned in the header Works Cited title, centered on the page Works Cited Works Cited entries DS all entries Keyed in hanging indent format – 1st line of entry aligned with the left margin, each line after the 1st indented
Formatting a Works Cited Page
Set margins: 1” all around Set line spacing: DS Insert header: writer’s last name and page number Key Works Cited title centered Key the Works Cited entries: Alphabetically by author’s last name Hanging indent format Double spaced Italicize book, magazine, and newspaper titles and place quotation marks around the titles of articles, poetry, or essays End with a period Proofread the document
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