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CBA WP Lesson 3

Report Formatting

QuestionAnswer
What should be the line spacing for reports? double-spaced
What is the white space surrounding the content of a page at the top, bottom, left, and right sides called? margins
What should be the margins for reports? 1 inch on all sides
What kind of indent should the paragraphs in your report have ½-inch first line indent
What is the term for the size, style, and design of text? font
What is a typeface with projections extending off the main strokes of a character? serif font
What is a typeface without serifs called? sans serif font
What are typefaces designed to attract attention, used in limited situations, mostly in large sizes for headlines or titles? Decorative fonts
In what units of measure are fonts measured? points
Which font style makes characters appear darker than the surrounding text? bold
Text that is sloped to the right is called what? italics
Which font and font size would did we use as an example of the type and size to use in writing a report? 12-point Times New Roman
What should be the contents and alignment of the header in a report? a right-aligned header with your last name and the page number
What is the term for the same text appearing at the top of every page or every other page in a document? header
How should the title of the report be aligned? center
What is relevant source information placed in parentheses after a quote or paraphrase called? parenthetical citation
What is a list of the works referred to in a writing or consulted in the preparation of a writing called? works cited page
What means to steal or pass off the ideas or words of another, as one’s own? plagiarism
What means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page? author-page method of in-text citation
Each citation in the Works Cited pages should have which kind of indent? hanging
Entries in the Works Cited page should be sorted in what order? alphabetical
What is an indentation feature in which only the first line of a paragraph is NOT indented? hanging indent
What feature allows the user to rearrange the order of words or numbers? sort
To sort from lowest to highest or from A to Z you need to sort in which order? ascending
To sort from highest to lowest or from Z to A you need to sort in which order? descending
Must any source information you provide in-text correspond to the source information on the Works Cited page? yes
What method of in-text citation does MLA follow? Author-Page method
When a source has no known author, what should you put in the parentheses, in place of the author’s name? a shortened title of the work
In what should you enclose short quotations? double quotations
What is considered to be a short quotation? Quotations of fewer than four typed lines of prose or three lines of verse
What is considered to be a long quotation? Quotations that are four or more lines of verse or prose
How are long quotations handled in MLA? placed in a free-standing block of text and omit the quotation marks.
How much are long quotations indented? one inch from the left margin
Where should you place the Works Cited page? on a separate page at the end of the report
What should the margins be for the Works Cited page? one inch
What header should appear on the Works Cited page? the same right-aligned last name, page number header as the rest of the report
Should the title, Works Cited, be bolded, placed in quotation marks and centered at the top of the Works Cited page? It should NOT be bolded or placed in quotation marks.
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