How to Format & Structure Your College Essay
- Follow the instructions- this is the first step in formatting as those instructions tell you how your paper should look as well as the length and type of content needed
- Use business type font- don’t get creative here and use Chilanka when Arial or New Times Roman is needed
- Pick a good font size- between 11 and 14 are good sizes to use
Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you
1. What is the best font for a college essay?
- Times New Roman. Widely believed as the best font, Times New Roman is a Serif font.
- Calibri. Equally popular with Times New Roman, Calibri is a Sans font. If you don’t like Times New Roman, this is your next best choice.
- Arial. If you are looking for another great Sans font, Arial is the best choice. Some people may say that it is a rather bland font.
2. What is standard font size for a college essay?
What Font Should I Use?
- Use A Serif Font. Serifs are the tiny strokes at the end of a letter’s main strokes.
- Use A Readable Type Size. The standard unit for measuring type size is the point.
- Font Recommendations. I usually ask my students to use Century Schoolbook or Palatino for their papers.
- Microsoft Word Fonts.
- Mac OS Fonts.
- Google Fonts.
- Universal Fonts.
3. Which font size should be used for academic writing?
- Don’t use Calibri, or any other sans serif font, for your body text, though it is fine for headings.
- Typefaces like Garamond, Palatino, Century Schoolbook, Georgia, Minion Pro, Cambria and Constantia are all perfectly acceptable, and they come with Microsoft Word.
- Consider using a different typeface for your headings.
4. How do you format a college essay?
Try making your map like this:
- State your thesis in a sentence or two, then write another sentence saying why it’s important to make that claim.
- Begin your next sentence like this: “To be convinced by my claim, the first thing a reader needs to know is . .
- Begin each of the following sentences like this: “The next thing my reader needs to know is . .