Assignment & Essay Formatting
- Use these general guidelines for ALL assignments. However, each
assignment may have specific requirements that you will need to keep in mind.
Be sure to follow these guidelines and any additional requirements stated in
- Type all assignments - use Times New Roman font, 12pt (in Word).
If you use Google Docs or another word processing program, check the font
size against the font size in Word.
- Double space--no extra spaces between paragraphs. Indent them.
Single space--block paragraphs and add space between paragraphs to mark them
- Use one-inch margins
- Include a title and use page numbers if more than one page
- One page=one side of a piece of paper
- Each assignment/essay will have a specific length requirement
- Print on the front and back of a page if possible to save paper
- Paper clip multiple pages rather than stapling (unless otherwise noted)
- No title page is necessary