how to format a essay
24 February 2017
Notice that the cursor is set on the left margin. Click the Align Right icon from formatting toolbar to align the text on the right margin. Notice that the cursor is shown at the right margin in the header section below:
Please note that the Internet address is not underlined in the above example. However, if your MS Word AutoCorrect option is in the default setting, when you type an Internet address or paste an Internet address into your document and then press the spacebar, the address will become a hypertext link. This is useful if you are writing a document and want to send the file to someone as an email attachment. Then the person can open the document and read it on the computer screen and click the link to connect to the Internet address. When you insert an Internet address into a document in the MLA format, it should not be underlined and highlighted as hypertext is. You can click your right mouse button and then click “remove hyperlink,” but the hypertext will appear again for the next listing.
Reverse hook > Final Argument/Strong example > Thesis statement > Concluding transition
By now this should all be becoming crystal clear. And it couldn’t be simpler.
Indentation: Just press tab (1/2 inch, just in case)
A lot of students struggle with picking a good topic for their essays. The topic you choose should be specific enough so you can explore it in its entirety and hit your word limit if thatвЂ™s a variable you worry about. With a good topic that should not be a problem. On the other hand, it should not be so broad that some resources would outweigh the information you could squeeze into one paper. DonвЂ™t be too specific, or you will find that there is a shortage of information, but donвЂ™t be too broad or you will feel overwhelmed. DonвЂ™t hesitate to ask your instructor for help with your essay writing.
Support your ideas in a logical, coherent way, by citing evidence you discovered in your research research.
Whenever citing the work of someone else in your paper, you will have to use in-text citation in the text in order to show the reader where you found your information. Follow these examples when doing in-text citation: