Writing an Entry/Essay


8.5”x11” paper, portrait orientation

WORD document

Times New Roman 12 point, double spacing

Set margins for 1.5 to 2” on all sides.


Strong opening sentence. Engage the reader!

Who, what, when, where, why. Details.

For entries: No opinion; no promotion or demotion.

For essays: Your opinion, your take on the information.

No footnotes. Put direct quotes in text.

Written by _________________.

Word Count

Further Reading  (Follow Style Sheet Requirements for Citing)

3 sources for short entries

5 sources for long entries and essays

Places to Visit (if this applies to your topic)

Cover sheet (a separate sheet)

Name                                      (Address)

Email address                              Phone

Your biography, up to 50 words