Standards

Written Work

Format: Use a 12-point font (Garamond or Times New Roman) and 1-inch margins. Short papers may be single-spaced. Writing Projects 1 and 2 should be double-spaced. Number your pages. Put your name on your paper. Staple anything longer than a page. Print double-sided.

Citations: The relevant citation

Format all citations according to the Chicago Manual of Style. In historical writing, the convention is to use footnotes, with occasional exceptions, unless you are only addressing a particular book. You can find a Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide online. Because Chicago-Style footnotes contain a complete set of bibliographic information, there is no need to create a bibliography. One consistent exception to the preference for footnotes is when you are writing primarily about a single book or other source.

Submission: All writing should be uploaded to your folder on Duke Box.

Late papers: Late penalties start immediately after a 15-minute grace period. A paper turned anytime during the period from 15 minutes to 24 hours after the time it is due, will be penalized 1/3 of a letter grade. This means that if paper that is turned in 16 minutes after the time it is due, it will be eligible for a maximum grade of A-. If a paper is turned in between 24 and 48 hours after it is due, the maximum is B+; from 48 to 72 hours, a B; &c. No credit is granted for short papers or other informal assignments turned in late.

If you need an extension, you must request it more than 24 hours in advance of when a paper is due.