As you know from the course syllabus, all of your essays must be is standard MLA format, or they will not be accepted, read, or graded.If you have to re-do a paper because of its format (spacing, margins, font, etc.
), and you have not yet used your one class re-write then it will be your one class re-write, and this is a silly reason to burn your re-write.If you have already used your re-write option, then the paper will have to be corrected and turned in late, which means it will be docked the 10% late penalty.Don’t have either of these things happen; be sure your paper is in the correct format before you turn it in.I recommend you look at a writing handbook or visit the Purdue OWL website for further information (especially if you need to properly cite a work and/or put together a Works Cited page), but you can refer to this sample to give you the information you know to set up the basic look of your paper correctly. As a quick side-note, there are other formats (APA, CBE, etc.); however, in the humanities and liberal arts most instructors require you use MLA formatting for your essays.If you are asked to set up your paper in a different format, again, I recommend that you look at a standard college writing handbook or visit Purdue’s OWL website. Now here are the main features you must follow, including some tips on how to make these formatting changes using Microsoft Word (I’m currently using Word 2007; other versions are slightly different, but the differences are not hard to figure out).
The entire paper is double spaced.Note that this does not mean the heading is single spaced or that there is extra spacing between the title and the body of your paper.The entire paper is double spaced, no more, no less, ever.To fix spacing you go to the PARAGRAPH section of Word, and you will see a dialogue box.
One of the changeable areas is Line Spacing.Be sure that is set to Double.Now before you leave this page, lo…