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The paper should be well-structured and should demonstrate your ability to analyze the problems you are writing on. The paper should contain no typos and no basic grammar mistakes.  I do not want to subtract points based on grammatical or spelling errors so be careful and proof well.

1.  First Page includes Title and Author information as well as the course name and term and must be typed.

2.  Font will be Times New Roman 12 pt only with margins of 1 inch and all pages must be numbered

3.  A minimum of 7 double-spaced pages is required but no more than 10 should be utilized.   

4.  All references are to be footnoted, not end-noted and be in the same font as that used in the paper's body (Times New Roman, 12 pt.)


1. Be sure that your paper meets the assigned page requirements, plus footnotes and bibliography, using standard one-inch margins, 12-point font and double spacing.

2. It must cover the topic effectively and present a well-developed thesis, supported by evidence from primary and secondary sources.

3. It must in some way demonstrate an understanding of the development of scholarship on the topic—that is, the paper itself must incorporate in the text and notes an adequate discussion of the scholarly works on the subject.

4. Remember that content footnotes may be useful.

5. It must demonstrate mastery of the conventions of the discipline—i.e., the physical appearance of the paper, grammar, syntax, punctuation, etc.—in accordance with the Turabian/Chicago Manual of Style format and the citation guide. 

6. Be sure to incorporate research from scholarly journals as applicable

7. It must have a title page that includes your name and an appropriate title for your research.

8. Pages, including bibliography, must be numbered, starting on the first page of text.  The one exception is the title page, which should not have a number.  The first page of text of the paper should be page 1.  The title page need not be numbered.

9. Do not forget to follow the guidelines for papers as specified above

10. Proofread.

11. Carefully use spelling and grammar checks built into word-processing programs.

The topic of the paper is Legal Issues of Transexuality and Gender Identity