Double spaced means...???

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Double spaced means...???

Postby DefyingGravity » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:01 pm

Is it true that putting 4 spaces between each single spaced paragraph can count as "double spaced"? I'm a little confused about how to use block spacing...I want to fit in more content if possible, but don't want to disregard the directions that tell me 2 pages, double spaced 11 point font is the max for personal statements. Does anyone know the acceptable standard here?

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby cinephile » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:10 pm

If they say use double spaced, that means using double spaced. Not using single spaced and putting extra spaces between paragraphs.

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby DefyingGravity » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:25 pm

thanks!

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby DefyingGravity » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:07 pm

any different opinions on this?

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:07 pm

cinephile wrote:If they say use double spaced, that means using double spaced. Not using single spaced and putting extra spaces between paragraphs.


this is correct

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby bk1 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:08 pm

DefyingGravity wrote:Is it true that putting 4 spaces between each single spaced paragraph can count as "double spaced"?

On Mars? Maybe. On planet earth? Definitely not.

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby kublaikahn » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:09 pm

Don't get cute. Not worth the risk. Think about it this way. Everyone turns in a 1000 word PS, yours is 1800 words. You think they will reward that?

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:10 pm

This is extremely simple. Double-spaced means double spaced. I'm almost certain that, as a college graduate (or a soon-to-be graduate), you should know what double-spaced means. It doesn't mean single-spaced with an extra return after paragraphs, it doesn't mean 1.5-spaced, it doesn't mean using two spaces instead of one at the end of each sentence. If this is giving you a lot of trouble I recommend another line of work.

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:10 pm

DefyingGravity wrote:Is it true that putting 4 spaces between each single spaced paragraph can count as "double spaced"?
What? No. Where on earth did you hear that? Double-spaced means double-spaced; it even has its own shiny clicky button in Word.

Indent your paragraphs and don't put an extra line between them. That will save you a few lines.

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Re: Double spaced means...???

Postby DefyingGravity » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:05 pm

i just wanted to double check because i read somewhere on here that the other version was acceptable. thanks for the clarification and good luck with your cycle, everyone!



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