College Essay Format Guide

  • College Essay Formatting. We suggest you begin by using Times New Roman of the 12-point font size as the default font size.
  • APA Format Page Headers. The Header of a Page should be located in the top margin of all pages of your essay.
  • Essay Format for College. Do not go around the houses!
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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 . .