Lists and tables
Lists and tables require special consideration and planning. Will they run in the text or will they appear on a separate page and have a reference in the text? Will they be blocked left or will they be centered. Should the font be the same as you are using for the text? If your teacher has made specific his requirements, then follow those guidelines consistently. If he has not specified those guidelines and you must choose on your own, just remember that the first principle is to be consistent. Consider appearance and ease of reading. If a table is confusing to the reader, you have lost the opportunity to make your point. Can you copy a table from another source? You can do that if you have the appropriate permissions. If only one copy is being made, such as handing it in for a grade, you probably do not need any permission. If, however, you are going to distribute it, you will need to contact the publisher and find what is required. This is often stated somewhere either in a publication or on a website. If you do need to get permission, use the telephone or e-mail and ask the publisher to send a written and signed statement of permission.