Format for Paper & Typeface

Paper: Use a heavy white bond paper of standard size, 8½ X 11 in.

Preferred typeface: 12-pt Times New Roman


Margins should be 1" on all four sides. The default setting for the top of the page and tab indents on most word-processing software is acceptable.


Paragraphs: Indent the first line of every paragraph. For consistency, use the tab key, which is generally set at five to seven spaces or ½". The default setting in most word processing software is ½" which is acceptable.