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09/04/2019

Help with a College Essay?

QUESTION
Help with a College Essay?
I need help with my college essay. Any tips or good pointers would be good. Also my biggest question is; is it a good idea to double space the essay?

Thank you

ANSWER
Only double space if it’s in the instructions. For each paper I write I include a Title Page with innovative graphics, Table of Contents, Executive Summary, and assign headings 1,2, and 3 to various parts of the paper so that I can auto-generate a table of contents using Microsoft Word. So this is the look and feel.

One thing you want to avoid is type like you would normally talk. For example:

Sample:
“I think that the Moon is bright because you have think about how the Sun reflects off of it.”

Revised:
“The brightness of the Moon is the result of the Sun’s reflection off of its surface.”

Also, don’t put a lot of fluff in your paper unless you can make it relate to something.