THS Paper Standards

How to write a scholarly paper in Turabian format.

 

Format: Font is Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced, 1-inch borders, indenting new paragraphs

 

Title Page: Title, Name, Class, Date. Papers 4 pages and under do not need a title page, just the former information justified to the left before your introduction.

 

Sentence structure: subject, verb, object.

 

Introduction: Make the entire case of your paper in summary. One sentence or two of introduction, one sentence for each main point, and one sentence for your conclusion.

 

Body: Each sentence from your introduction should be a paragraph. The paragraph should be succinct and easy to understand. Don’t use words you don’t know.

 

Conclusion: Summarize your findings, one sentence for each paragraph. Add any final thoughts or conclusions.

 

Quoting and Footnoting: Every point you make that is not your own should have a footnote added. Words that are not your own should have quotation marks around them. Words that are not your own should sound like you said but look like a quotation. Quotes that require more than 4 lines should be set in a single space and indented.

 

Bibliography: You will need to use a word processor to get it perfect. Ensure you use the Turabian format. There are many rules to be known, and you can consult the example, and also use http://www.citationmachine.net/turabian

 

You will be using the Turabian format for three basic types of paper writing: summary papers, reflection papers, and research/argument papers. While the formatting is the same, each paper has a different purpose, and therefore a different tone and scope.

 

A summary paper is meant to condense the ideas found in a work, a text, or an assignment. Your job is to identify the main ideas and communicate them clearly. A reflection paper is meant to capture your own thoughts about those main ideas. A research/argument paper is meant to use other people’s main ideas in concert with one another, to prove your argument, or show a unique conclusion.

 

Write a one-page summary paper.

 

Click here for an example: Example-Summary

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