Blog Paper Checklist Cover Sheet – Cut and paste this to be first page of your paper

Blog Paper Checklist Cover Sheet

Your Name___________________________________________

This sheet should be attached to your final paper with check marks visible that you have checked your paper and that it follows the requirements.

□ Double-space your paper.

□ Use 12 point Times New Roman font.

□ Is the paper in a recognized academic style with in-text citations for everything quoted or paraphrased? i.e. (Haller, 2010) or if it needs a page number for a direct quote, (Haller, 2010, p. 21). Punctuation like a period goes after the in-text citation.

□ The paper should have a full reference list in alphabetical order and in an academic style, with a minimum of 15 references. (This includes 6-8 blog posts, 3 DSQ articles from the special section on disability blogging, chapter 1 from the Haller book, and at least one of the disability model web pages). Here are guidelines on how to cite blog posts in APA style:

□ The paper should include:

  • Direct quotes/paraphrases from 6-8 blog posts
  • 3 DSQ blogging articles
  • Chapter 1 of Representing Disability in an Ableist World
  • At least one of the disability model web pages.

□ Put the word count on the first page before the first paragraph. (This paper should be at least 1,200 words.)

□ Run spell and grammar check.

□ Please follow American spelling and punctuation style. American English style is to use double quotation marks and for all punctuation to go inside quote marks.

□ Italicize book titles.

□ Make sure your paper answers all the questions from the rubric for this assignment.

□   Write about your personal reaction and reflection on the blogs posts and connect them to our readings, discussions, and screenings in the course. How might the blog posts influence the public’s view of disabled people?