Turabian Formatting Checklist
a. Choose your topic!
(Something that interests you, or you want more knowledge of)
b. Narrow and refine your topic focus!
(Focus on a point of your topic so you don’t bite more than you can chew!)
a. Find relevant materials to your topic!
(Materials include: Books, internet articles, journals, media, etc.)
b. Make sure your research is sufficient!
(It is better to cut some resources than to not have enough)
3. Final Product:
a. NO PLAGIARISM!!
(Includes: copying and pasting content from the internet/books/magazines, etc without proper citation)
b. Make sure you have cited all of your sources correctly!
(Check footnote formatting, Bibliography formatting, Works Cited formatting, etc)
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