3 Ways To Save Time When Finishing A Written Project

As a member who has competed in written events for the entirety of his DECA career, I have found that when you are putting your project together to be printed and put into the folio, there are some snags and mistakes that could happen.

Here is three simple ways to finish your written event strong:

1. Page Numbering 101

Written events are required to have a cover sheet and table of contents, which should not be numbered. The problem arises when you try and get your word processor to start numbering after the first two pages. After searching the web, the best solution I found was saving your cover sheet and table of contents separately from the main body of your project, allowing your main body to be numbered correctly.

2. Double Check Your Table of Contents    

Always double-check your table of contents before turning in your project. Formatting mistakes can happen, and that customer segment section that you thought was on page 9 might have actually ended up on page 10. While you should always be looking over your work, don’t forget your table of contents as well.

3. Don’t Pull the Trigger

There is no doubt a lot of work goes into putting together a written event, and you might get to the point where you have quickly read over it, printed it out and are ready to turn it in. By taking five more minutes to read over your project one last time, or getting someone else to proof read it, you might be saving yourself a missed word or miscalculation.

In following these quick and simple steps, you can maximize your time and the quality of your project, and get ready to take the #DECAICDC stage at Nashville!

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