Saint Joseph Logo

Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana


7th Biography Project

This page will contain all of the instructions, requirements, due dates, and more for your Biography project.


Your Biography Project must contain the following:

  • Title Page
    • Author’s name
    • Subject’s name
    • Photo
    • Decorations
    • Neat
    • Creative
  • Text of biography is to be 1.5 line spacing.
  • Margins must be 1/2 inch all the way around
  • Footnotes
    • at least 4
      • 2 for sources
      • 2 for other comments/explanations
    • properly cited
  • Links
    • at least 2 integrated into text
    • properly redirected
    • to relevant website
    • Plus all cited sources on Works Cited page that are on the web must be linked
  • Length is to be 800-900 words.
  • Works Cited page.
    • Cite all external sources that you used.
    • Use bullets for each citation.
      • Demonstrate your knowledge of bullets by using a bullet that somehow relates to your subject.
    • Citations must be in correct format.
      • You can use the tools you were shown in class as a model for the format.
    • Anyone must be able to find your source based on your citations.
    • Cited web addresses should be linked to the address.
    • It is a good idea for cited books/articles to also link to their source (example: a book to its listing on Amazon)
    • This page must be last and separate from the rest.
  • Page numbers
    • Each page must be numbered. This must be accomplished through Word, not manually.
    • Page numbers must be at the bottom, in any position.
  • Header/Footers.
    • Each page, through Word, must have at least one header and one footer.
    • Content and position are up to you.
    • Must be visually appealing and flow with the design of the page.
  • Include photographs.
    • One on cover page
    • Between 2-3 in bio body.
      • Must be captioned
        • Caption must be in Word’s photo system
      • Dimensions of photographs cannot exceed 300×300 px.
      • Text must be wrapped tightly around photos.
      • Placement should be visually appealing.
  • Comments
    • Include at least two comments in the body of the biography.
    • These can be from you directly. Examples of content for comments:
      • You can further discuss material you found;
      • You can give your opinion about an event in your subject’s life.
  • Grammar must be flawless.  This includes:
    • Spelling
    • Capitalization
    • Punctuation
    • And all other English grammar rules.
  • Plagiarism
    • Plagiarism, defined as passing off someone else’s work as your own, is not tolerated.
    • You are responsible for everything in your biography.
    • You are welcome to use the work of others’, as long as it is cited properly.
  • Remember the policy with Google and Wikipedia.
    • You are welcome to use these sites for yourself, but not in an official capacity for this project.
    • So if you find something useful there, simply click through to the referred site, and that would be your actual cited source.


Part I


  • Identify at least three sources that you will use in your research.
  • At least 2 must be electronic.
  • At least 1 must not be electronic.

Due November 8


Part II


Create an outline of your biography.
Have at least three main sections.
Use at least 3 different levels.
You are free to use a template.

Due Nov. 15

Part III

Final Version

This is due January 7th, at end of class.
(you will have had over two months, plus over 2 hours of class time.)

Be sure to consult the List of Requirements (above) to ensure you have included everything.