Margins: Use 1-in. margins on all sides of the page (top, bottom, left, and right).
Font: Use a legible font. Many fonts are acceptable, including 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, 12- point Times New Roman, and 11-point Georgia. The default font of your word-processing program is acceptable.
Line spacing: Use double-spacing for the entire paper (including block quotations and the reference list). Do not add blank lines before or after headings. Do not add extra spacing between paragraphs.
Paragraph alignment and indentation: Align paragraphs of text to the left margin. Leave the right margin ragged. Do not use full justification. Indent the first line of every paragraph of text 0.5 in. using the tab key or the paragraph-formatting function of your word-processing program.
Page numbers: Put a page number in the top right corner of every page, including the title page or cover page, which is page 1. Student papers do not require a running head on any page.
1. Title Page (dedicated page)
An informative title with 3-4 extra spaces above
After one extra space, your name
Affiliation (Gateway CTC)
Course number: name
2. Body (begins on new page)
Repeat the paper title at the top of the first page of body.
Begin with an introduction to provide background and context.
Use descriptive headings to identify sections
Sections and headings vary depending on paper type and complexity.