William Blattner

Professor of Philosophy

General Guidelines for Submitting Papers

This page is NOT intended for students in my sections of Philosophy 20. They should look HERE.

  1. Papers must be printed in the standard fashion: one inch margins, double spacing, twelve point font (you may use ten point print, if the font does not use fractional spacing — and if you don't know what that means, just use twelve point font!).
  2. Put your name and the number of the question you are answering on the front of the first page.
  3. Give your paper a real title (not "Essay 1"). I discourage, however, separate title pages; they waste paper.
  4. Number your pages.
  5. You do not need a separate bibliography. References to assigned texts for the class should be stated in a footnote or endnote, however. Choose some consistent form of citation.
  6. Unless specified otherwise, your papers are due at the beginning of class. Showing up 3/4 through the class session, so that you can finish your paper, will not get you anywhere. The paper is still late. Do not skip class or come late, because your paper is not finished. Come to class and talk to me. (If you're having a printer problem or something similar, we can work around it.)
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