This sheet should be attached to every written assignment 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 APA 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 goes after the in-text citation. A link to the APA style website: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx
□ The paper should have a full reference list in alphabetical order and in APA style. Please make sure you have the required number of references.
□ Put the word count on the first page before the first paragraph.
□ 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.
□ Reflect on and critique the readings you are including in your paper, i.e. don’t just regurgitate content. Discuss 3-4 specific things you learned from the readings; things that surprised you; things that made you look at mass media in a new way, etc.