The Writing

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Required Formatting for Written Assignments:
Your essays should follow these formatting requirements; neglecting to do so will cost you points:

  • Double spaced (except header)
  • Times New Roman
  • 12pt. font
  • 1” margins
  • Either Chicago or MLA citation style, when necessary

Don’t forget your header! All papers should include a header at the top left of the page, as follows:

Assignment (e.g. Short Essay)/Title

Writing Resources

Tutoring is available free of charge to all students, full and part-time, undergraduate and graduate, who are currently enrolled at SUNY New Paltz. In order to receive tutoring in a content area, the student must be currently enrolled in the course. Writing tutors may be assigned to assist students in all courses. The Tutoring and Writing Centers are located in room B106 in the basement of Old Main (OM.)