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CP Final Draft Checklist


• Word Count:

o No less than 1500 – 2000 words (not including works cited page, footnotes, or captions).

o No more than roughly 2500 words (not including works cited page)

â–ª If you need a couple hundred more words, that is fine. However, the purpose of setting such a maximum is to help you develop your critical engagement with your sources and how they relate to the problem you identify. Please try to stay as close to the limit as possible.

• Sources:

o You must have at least 6 sources.

o At least 4 must be scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. (However, depending on your topic this might be more difficult. If you cannot find four that work well email me and we will figure something out.)

• Multimodality

o Make sure you have at least 3 well-chosen multimodal elements.

â–ª Remember, multimodality is not just pictures, charts, or videos. Hyperlinks, abstracts, and footnotes are also useful multimodal elements.


• Font: Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced, 1-inch margins.

• Make sure you use MLA format for in-text citations and Works Cited Page.

• Check out the following website for information regarding MLA style:…

• Please include a Headnote that contains both your last name and the page number (see the top right corner of this document for an example).

• In-text Citation Examples

o When citing an author’s work in-text, there are generally two ways to go about it.

▪ (1) Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (263).

• Because the author’s name is included in the sentence, you do not need to include it in the parenthetical citation.

▪ (2) Romantic poetry is characterized by the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (Wordsworth 263).

• Because the author’s name is not included in the sentence, it must be included in the parenthetical citation.

o For a work with two authors:

â–ª (1) Best and Marcus argue that one should read a text for what it says on its surface, rather than looking for some hidden meaning (9).

▪ (2) The authors claim that surface reading looks at what is “evident, perceptible, apprehensible in texts” (Best and Marcus 9).

o For a work with three or more authors:

▪ (1) According to Franck et al., “Current agricultural policies in the U.S. are contributing to the poor health of Americans” (327).

â–ª (2) The authors claim that one cause of obesity in the United States is government-funded farm subsidies (Franck et al. 327).


Fig.1. Harry Potter and Voldemort final battle debate from Andrew Sims et al.; “Show 166”; MuggleCast;, 19 Dec. 2008,…

For a multimodal element:

▪ Some readers have found Harry’s final battle with Voldemort a disappointment, and recently the podcast, MuggleCast, debated the subject (see fig. 1).

â–ª For information regarding what to include in the caption, please see:…

• Works Cited Examples:

o For an article from a scholarly journal:

▪ Wheelis, Mark. “Investigating Disease Outbreaks Under a Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 6, no. 6, 2000, pp. 595-600, Accessed 8 Feb. 2009.

• Notice how the page numbers are included

o For an Article from an Online Database (like Wiley Online Library)

▪ Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A. Camargo. “Toxicity of Nitrite to Three Species of Freshwater Invertebrates.” Environmental Toxicology, vol. 21, no. 1, 3 Feb. 2006, pp. 90-94. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/tox.20155.

o For an article from an online magazine or news publications:

â–ª Bogost, Ian. “Video Games Are Better Without Stories.” The Atlantic, 25 Apr. 2017,…. Accessed 2 March 2019.

o For a Tweet:

â–ª Begin with the user’s Twitter handle in place of the author’s name. Next, place the tweet in its entirety in quotations, inserting a period after the tweet within the quotations. Include the date and time of posting, using the reader’s time zone; separate the date and time with a comma and end with a period. Include the date accessed if you deem necessary.

• @tombrokaw. “SC demonstrated why all the debates are the engines of this campaign.” Twitter, 22 Jan. 2012, 3:06a.m.,

o For a YouTube Video:

▪ Video and audio sources need to be documented using the same basic guidelines for citing print sources in MLA style. Include as much descriptive information as necessary to help readers understand the type and nature of the source you are citing. If the author’s name is the same as the uploader, only cite the author once. If the author is different from the uploader, cite the author’s name before the title.

• McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,

o A Comment on a Website or Article:

â–ª List the username as the author. Use the phrase, Comment on, before the title. Use quotation marks around the article title. Name the publisher, date, time (listed on near the comment), and the URL.

• Not Omniscient Enough. Comment on “Flight Attendant Tells Passenger to ‘Shut Up’ After Argument Over Pasta.” ABC News, 9 Jun 2016, 4:00 p.m.,