It is important to heal the physical presentation of your text. Quality work deserves a quality presentation. This is all the more important because it is through her that the proofreader will get in touch with your work and get a first idea of ​​it.

The paper and the title page

THE PAPER

Unless you are instructed by the teacher, do your work on the computer. Use letter-size white paper (22.3 x 27.6 cm) and print the two-sided document. Unless otherwise directed, a hard copy must be provided to the teacher.

THE TITLE PAGE

The title page of a job must contain, in order, the following information:

  • your name;
  • the type (abstract, dissertation, etc.) and title of your work;
  • the name of the teacher;
  • the title of the course;
  • the number of your group;
  • the name of the college;
  • the date of delivery.

Table of contents

The table of contents, if required, must immediately follow the title page. It is used to present the overall structure of your work and allows the reader to be easily found in your text. It should reflect, in broad outline, the plan of writing of your work.

The following procedure must be adopted:

  • Write the table of contents on a separate page.
  • Write at the top of the Table of Contents page and indicate the different parts of the work: the introduction, the development with its divisions and subdivisions, the conclusion and the bibliography. The Table of Contents should not be included in the table of contents!
  • Add at the end of each line the number of the page where this part begins.

For a short job, the table of contents is not usually required.

Layout

NUMBERING

Follow the following rules:

  • Number the pages of your text to allow the reader to navigate as easily as possible.
  • Consider all pages without exception in the numbering (the title page and the table of contents page are counted, but not numbered).
  • Indicate the number of pages in the upper right corner.

MARGINS

Leave a margin around each page of text so as to give an impression of clarity and allow the annotation by the teacher. These margins can be:

  • 2.5 cm at the top
  • 2.5 cm at the bottom
  • 2.5 cm left
  • 2,5 cm to the right

THE INTERLIGNES

Write double-spaced or half-spaced text. Textual citations of more than three lines, titles and subtitles of more than one line and references in the bibliography must be single-spaced.

The use of both sides is valued.

CHARACTER AND SIZE

For the character style, choose a conventional font, ex. Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, Cambria, etc.

The size of the character should be 11 or 12 depending on the font chosen.

TEXT QUOTATIONS, IDEA LOANS AND REFERENCES

Textual citations and borrowings of ideas serve to support an affirmation, an idea, a datum and not to replace the wording. It is a loan, and rigor and honesty require that it be indicated.

Here are some rules to proceed:

  • In the case of a text quote of three lines or less, enclose it in quotation marks.
  • In the case of a textual quotation of more than three lines, write it indented, without quotation marks, at 10 margin strokes and single-spaced.
  • In the case of borrowing ideas, you should not use quotation marks because you summarize the author’s thought. However, the source must be indicated.

You can consult the CCDMD website to download the section that gives examples on the subject.

In all cases, quote text or borrowing ideas, forward the quote or borrowing a footnote indicating the exact reference. See the “Footnotes” tab in the “Introducing a Work” section for more information.