Dictator Paper Formatting Instructions

Make sure you paper follows the following format:

  • Times New Roman 12pt font
  • Double spaced
  • Has a title
  • First page has your heading aligned on the left hand side of the page
    • Name (first and last)
    • Date
    • Class Period (Humanities 2-5)
  • Has a header (in google docs -> insert – header) with your name and class period
  • Has a works cited page that follows this format

You should turn in your paper with the following:

  • Your final paper (printed in color)
  • Works Cited Page – Link to sample
  • Your Self Assessed Rubric
  • Your two rough drafts
  • Your Draft Checklist page you completed in class
  • Your outline

Plagiarism vs. Paraphrasing

This is an article about a respected journalist accused of plagiarism. The fascinating thing about this article is that the accused journalist, Fareed Zakaria, does what many students your age do when they try to change a few words here and there and pass it off as their own.


After reading this article, do you think changing a few words is good enough? When you paraphrase information to your notes, you should write it not only using different word choice, but also different sentence structure. That way, when you go to write your paper and craft your notes into sentences and paragraphs, you will not be influenced by the voice of the original author. Of course, you will still cite the original source.