Margins: Should be set at no less than 1" and no greater than 1.5" on all four edges of the page
Font: Uniform typeface and font size. 12 point, roman, proportional serif font (such as Times or Palatino). Except for footnotes which should be in a smaller font (usually 10 pt.)
Line-spacing: Double-space throughout the paper, except for the following items which should be single-spaced
The following items should be single-spaced internally but with a blank line between items:
Paragraphs and indentation: Indent all paragraphs consistently. Use tabs rather than spaces for indentation, columns of text, and other content requiring consistent alignment. Block quotations have their own rules for indentation, depending on whether they are prose or poetry.
Page numbers: Page numbers begin in the header of the first page of text with Arabic number 1. Do not number the title page. Page numbers are usually placed in one of three locations. Choose one of these locations and follow it consistently:
For more details check out these paper guidelines:
Class papers will either include a title page or will include the title on the first page of the text. Use the following guidelines to format your title page if your paper includes one:
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