Making Your Paper Professional

Here are a few tips for making your paper seem more professional. Use a normal, non-distracting font. Though you may like how a specific font looks, the people reading your paper might feel that it is too distracting. Make sure your font is not too big, nor too small. Typically, font sizes 11pt. and 12pt. will be the standard size. Make sure you have a 1-inch margin around the entire paper. Don’t justify the margins as your writing will become awkwardly spaced in order to fit those margin lines. Double space your work so that your lines are easily distinguishable and the words are easy to read. Finally, make sure your title is clear. Center it and use a bigger font size than the rest of your paper. A 14pt. font will usually do the trick.


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Last updated: 12/18/2017
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