If your instructor permits corrections on the printout, write them neatly and legibly in ink directly above the lines involved, using carets (⁁) to indicate where they go.
Do not use the margins or write a change below the line it affects.
Your writing program will probably allow you to create a running head of this kind that appears automatically on every page.
Some teachers prefer that no running head appear on the first page. The list of works cited appears at the end of the paper, after any endnotes. The list contains the same running head as the main text.
If you are checking a printout and find a mistake, reopen the document, make the appropriate revisions, and reprint the corrected page or pages. Spelling checkers and usage checkers are helpful when used with caution.
They do not find all errors and sometimes label correct material as erroneous.
If your instructor has specific requirements for the format of your research paper, check them before preparing your final draft.
When you submit your paper, be sure to keep a secure copy.
The page numbering in the running head continues uninterrupted throughout.
For example, if the text of your research paper (including any endnotes) ends on page 10, the works-cited list begins on page 11.