No matter what your paper is for, it’s important to make your paper look professional when you’re typing it. So, I want to go over a few tips to make your paper look professional. Don’t hesitate to also check our 236 free and powerful practice tests
First of all, choose a normal font. Don’t choose anything too fancy or something hard to read. Just go with a plain font that is easy to read and that is not distracting.
Choose a normal font size, like an 11pt or 12pt font. If you have a font size that’s too big or too small, it’s distracting. So, go with an 11pt or 12pt font. And if this is for an assignment, oftentimes, the teacher or a professor will have a particular opinion or preference on which size font they would like.
Do a one-inch margin around the entire paper, and don’t justify any margins. If you’re not familiar with that term, that’s when the computer makes it so that each line on the paper ends at exactly the same point so you could draw a line down the end.
But in order to that, it has to do with interesting spacing or strange spacing in between the letters or in between the words to make each line end at exactly the same spot. So, you don’t want to justify margins.
And double space in between each line, and a lot of times, there’s a feature like that on whatever you’re typing it on so that you only have to tell the computer once that you want to double space each line, and it’ll do it for you each time. So, single space would look like that, and when you tell it’s double space, each line will be farther apart, and it will be easier to read.
And finally, make sure your title stands out. Put it at the top of the paper, center it, and make it larger than the rest of the font. Maybe a 14pt or a 16pt font would be good.
So, just remember these tips next time you’re writing your paper – or, excuse me, next time you’re typing your paper. Only use these tips for when you’re typing a paper, and you’ll be on your way to making a professional paper.
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