Paper Guidelines and Policies

The following guidelines and policies apply to all upper division geography classes, unless otherwise noted by the instructor.

Paper Format
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • 1.25" margins
  • 12 pt font
  • New Times Roman font
Referencing and citation style Policies

Mandatory Rewrite:

  • a. Insufficient or improper citations:
    • Students will be allowed 1 day to fix it.
    • 10% will be deducted from the final grade
  • b. Egregious grammatical, spelling and organizational problems
    • Students will be allowed 2 days to fix it.
    • 10% will be deducted from the final grade
  • c. An overall grade lower than a C-
    • Students will be allowed 2 days to rewrite it.
    • 10% will be deducted from the final grade
Optional Rewrite:
  • Available upon the discretion of the instructor
  • Available to all students, no matter their original grade
  • A maximum 10% increase on the original grade