If an essay outline helps shape the content of your essay, the essay format is the other facet to provide a readable and eye-pleasing form for the written piece.
In most cases, an essay format is something that is prescribed by a tutor and is adopted throughout the semester for almost all written requirements this tutor demands. The prescribed format is likely to cover the following aspects:
- Indention (Justified is a favourite standard)
- Font style and size (Times New Roman and 12 is staple)
- Margin, pagination, headers and footers
- Proper heading and subheading assignments
- For references: referencing styles and bibliography
To conveniently employ the prescribed essay format, students inevitably have to learn about the supportive features of their chosen word processor. The common processor in use nowadays remains to be Microsoft’s Word.
The provided link is an invaluable resource for getting really acquainted with Word’s features, particularly, those that will come handy in formatting essays:
Students should take in context that because they happen to be reliant to word processors for formatting their coursework essays, it is their duty to keep themselves updated about the added features in every recent edition of word processors.
See Standard Format for a Description Paper from
a. Present the thesis.
i. A dominant impression or a central or unifying theme
ii. Physical characteristics
b. Be sure the thesis statement states specifically what you intend to describe and the impression you plan to convey.
a. Accumulate details, preferably by firsthand observation.
b. Organize relevant supporting details into three basic parts.
c. Arrange the details into a logical order.
i. Climactic order, ascending from the least to most important
ii. Spatial order, identifying items according to their positions
d. Omit irrelevant details that might break the unity of the impression.
e. Make sure each detail is placed in the appropriate part of the theme.
f. Make details as specific and concrete as possible.
a. Reemphasize the dominant impression.
b. Summarize the material you have discussed.