Blog/Social Media Paper Checklist Cover Sheet – Attach this to your paper

Blog/Social Media 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, 4-5 Facebook posts, 3 DSQ articles, and at least one of the disability model web pages). Here are guidelines on how to cite blog posts in APA style: and how to cite Facebook and other social media posts:

□ The paper should include:

  • Direct quotes/paraphrases from 6-8 blog posts (Note: Please focus on the blog posts more than social media in the paper. They are original and connect to the DSQ articles on blogging.)
  • 4-5 Facebook posts (It is fine to have only a few paragraphs about these.)
  • 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/social media posts and connect them to our readings, discussions, and screenings thus far in the course. How might the blog/Facebook posts influence the public’s view of disabled people?