How do you make space between paragraphs??

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MapleM
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How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby MapleM » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:05 pm

I am writing my PS using the MS word.

What is the most academically appropriate way to make space between paragraphs??

Do you simply just hit "Enter" twice after you finish one paragraph and start next paragraph?

or

Do you change spacing in "Paragraph" in "Format" tab in MS word?
If so, what is the appropriate number for spacing "Before" and "After"?

Thanks!

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Zapatero
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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby Zapatero » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:08 pm

No, you should write it like a college essay: Double-spaced, 11 or 12 pt. font, indented first line of every paragraph.

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby MapleM » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:25 pm

ccs1702 wrote:No, you should write it like a college essay: Double-spaced, 11 or 12 pt. font, indented first line of every paragraph.


I'm sorry I am a foreign student so I'm not too familiar with the formatting for a college essay in the US.

I am referring to the style called "MLA" for formatting.

Is that what you are referring to??

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby lawduder » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:41 pm

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby Zapatero » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:47 pm

MapleM wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:No, you should write it like a college essay: Double-spaced, 11 or 12 pt. font, indented first line of every paragraph.


I'm sorry I am a foreign student so I'm not too familiar with the formatting for a college essay in the US.

I am referring to the style called "MLA" for formatting.

Is that what you are referring to??



Ahh. I'm sorry. I thought you asked because the PS's on here are posted with block paragraphs. The picture above is the way to do it.

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby MapleM » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:53 pm

lawduder wrote:broken_image


Wow, this is really helpful!!

Thank you so much!

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby MapleM » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:54 pm

ccs1702 wrote:
MapleM wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:No, you should write it like a college essay: Double-spaced, 11 or 12 pt. font, indented first line of every paragraph.


I'm sorry I am a foreign student so I'm not too familiar with the formatting for a college essay in the US.

I am referring to the style called "MLA" for formatting.

Is that what you are referring to??



Ahh. I'm sorry. I thought you asked because the PS's on here are posted with block paragraphs. The picture above is the way to do it.


Thank you for your advice! Now I have a clear image of what my PS should look like. Thank you!

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby MapleM » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:08 pm

After carefully looking at the image, I noticed that there are 6 spaces in the beginning of every paragraph...

My reference book for MLA and APA says that you need 5 spaces whenever you start a paragraph.

How many spaces do I really need??

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby Zapatero » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:10 pm

MapleM wrote:After carefully looking at the image, I noticed that there are 6 spaces in the beginning of every paragraph...

My reference book for MLA and APA says that you need 5 spaces whenever you start a paragraph.

How many spaces do I really need??


Trust me, this is not important; the document gets converted to a PDF, and there is no way that one could tell the difference. I think most just hit the 'tab' key to indent.

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby lawduder » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:48 pm

ccs1702 wrote:
MapleM wrote:After carefully looking at the image, I noticed that there are 6 spaces in the beginning of every paragraph...

My reference book for MLA and APA says that you need 5 spaces whenever you start a paragraph.

How many spaces do I really need??


Trust me, this is not important; the document gets converted to a PDF, and there is no way that one could tell the difference. I think most just hit the 'tab' key to indent.


Just use the tab key once.

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby MapleM » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:12 am

ccs1702 wrote:
MapleM wrote:After carefully looking at the image, I noticed that there are 6 spaces in the beginning of every paragraph...

My reference book for MLA and APA says that you need 5 spaces whenever you start a paragraph.

How many spaces do I really need??


Trust me, this is not important; the document gets converted to a PDF, and there is no way that one could tell the difference. I think most just hit the 'tab' key to indent.


Oh okay, I didn't know that it will be convered to a PDF! Thanks!!

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Re: How do you make space between paragraphs??

Postby MapleM » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:13 am

lawduder wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:
MapleM wrote:After carefully looking at the image, I noticed that there are 6 spaces in the beginning of every paragraph...

My reference book for MLA and APA says that you need 5 spaces whenever you start a paragraph.

How many spaces do I really need??


Trust me, this is not important; the document gets converted to a PDF, and there is no way that one could tell the difference. I think most just hit the 'tab' key to indent.


Just use the tab key once.


Thank you! I will do so!




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