Edit Sheet (Mechanical) for Research Paper
Author __________________________ Editor ______________________
Does the paper have a Notes page immediately after the last page of the text?
Is there a note for the first use of the primary text?
Are the notes discursive?
Does the paper have a Works Cities page?
Are all works listed cited on the paper?
Is the format correct (we’re using MLA)?
Are all sources suitable? (Cross out references books, Internet sources, study guides, textbooks, popular presses, etc.)
Are all in-text citations properly formatted?
Are all citations CLEAR? (Is it clear when the author is talking and when the outside source is talking?)
Is there a Works Consulted list? (This is optional).
Is the format correct?
Is the paper titled on the first page of the text? (No title page)
Does the title imply the thesis?
Are the quotations single spaced?
Are lines of poetry quoted in lines?
Are quotations as brief as they should be?
Are paragraphs properly formatted?
Are forms of the verb to be kept to a minimum?
Are passives kept to a minimum?
Is sentence construction varied?
Is the spelling perfect?
Is the paper free of the following common grammatical errors:
ARG CS DM PRED EMPH REF
SI SS FRAG PASS POSS WW
WDY REP AWK ITAL HY RED