Topics: Word, Sentence, Meaning of life, Formal / Pages: 19 (4651 words) / Published: Oct 9th, 2013
Manuscript Form As you are learning to write, you should have a clear idea of what is good manuscript form. You should do everything - writing the title, leaving margins, indenting, capitalizing, and dividing words - according to generally accepted rules. Whenever you write something, work carefully, write neatly and clearly, and try to make as few mistakes as possible. Before handing in your essay or exercise, proofread it once or twice, because you may need to make some final corrections and changes. If you always work in this way, you are sure to make progress.
Ⅰ. Arrangement Either lined exercise books or regular office paper (size 19 × 27 centimetres) may be used. To make your handwriting easy to read and provide room for corrections, you had better write on every other line, and write on only one side of the paper if it is thin. Leave a margin on each side of the paper - about two centimetres at the top and a centimetre and a half at the left, the right and the bottom. In an exercise book the top and bottom margins are already there, so you need only to draw a vertical line to mark the left margin. You cannot make the right margin very straight, but you must not write to the edge of the paper. When there is not enough space left for a word, write it on the next line if it cannot be divided. In other words, there must be some blank space on the right side of the paper. Write the title in the middle of the first line. Capitalize the first and last words of the title and all other words (including words following hyphens in compound words) except articles, coordinating conjunctions (and, or, but, nor, for), short prepositions, and the to in infinitives: My First Visit to the Palace Museum The People Without a Country Rules to Abide By Dickens and David Copper field What Can the Artist Do in the World of Today? What Reform Means to China The Myth of a "Negro Literature" The

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