If one hopes to make a living from the ‘pen’, communicating thoughts clearly to readers is a must. I intend to introduce the basics of academic writing through the assignments that are completed at home. Therefore, these assignments will serve a dual purpose; to build up your foundational knowledge of the subject, and practice formatting academic papers.
At the bottom is a template showing how the assignments should be formatted. Margin and line spacings are indicated on the template as well as the proper placement of content (admin data, title, etc.).
Though mentioned in the template, it’s worth mentioning here; the spacings indicated on the template are specific to the assignments you’re completing at home. To conform fully with the Modern Language Association (MLA) standard, academic papers must be entirely double line spaced. In addition, papers exceeding one page in length require a properly formatted page number in the upper-right corner. When we begin writing academic papers we’ll revisit these last two formatting rules.
Finally, if you decide to continue handwriting the assignments, you’ll still need to format the assignment in accordance with the template.