Editing the Finished Paper
Have you done what the assignment requires?
Have you given enough evidence to support your ideas or conclusions?
Have you proofread your paper and corrected any errors?
Quotations and Paraphrases
Have you copied exactly, so quotations are as they appear in the source?
Are you sure you have not plagiarized?
Have you placed quotation marks around each quotation?
Are the transitions into and away from quotations smooth?
Have you placed parenthetical citations in the text of your paper for all quotations and paraphrases?
Have you used correct form for each parenthetical citation?
Have you checked to make sure names and page numbers are correct?
Have you given credit to sources that you paraphrased?
Works Cited or References
Is the name of the first author in each listing reversed, last name first?
Are the entries alphabetized by the authors' names or by the titles of the unsigned sources?
Are the facts of publication (place, publisher, date) complete?
Have you used the proper spacing, underlining and punctuation?
Do you have the title, your name, date, and course number or other information required by your professor?