The following are detailed instructions on what and how to write your requirements. Remember the basic format when typing your paper: Paper: Short bond paper
Margin: 1" on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)
Font: 12-pt. Times Roman or Courier. For figures, however, use a sans serif font such as Arial. Spacing: Double-spaced
Alignment of Text: Flush left (with an uneven right margin)
Paragraph Indention: 5–7 spaces
End sentence: Leave one space after a period unless your teacher prefers two. Page number: On every page (except Figures), in the upper right margin, 1/2" from the top and flush with the right margin, two or three words of the paper title (this is called the running head) appear five spaces to the left of the page number, beginning with the title page. Title page: The title page is always the first page.
On the line below the page number, the running head is typed flush left (all uppercase) following the words "Running head:" Below the running head, the following are centered on their own lines, using upper and lower case: * Paper title
* Your name
* Your school
Section Headings: Top level headings should be centered on the page, using upper and lower case. Second level headings should be flush left, italicized, using upper and lower case. Unless your teacher tells you otherwise, tables and illustrations appear at the end of the paper. I. MAKE A SENTENCE OUTLINE
A. For the introduction
1. The introduction of the research paper outline needs to have a thesis or hypothesis that illustrates the claim the paper is trying to prove. 2. Following the introduction the points needed to prove the thesis are provided. These ideas may be given in sentence or phrase format, depending on what the professor requires. The more formal method is to use a sentence format, which, according to the Purdue University Writing Lab, is often used for essays. 3. When using the...