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Format/Indent Essays?

pianoman429pianoman429 Posts: 290Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2010 in Princeton University
I noticed the pdf generated from the Princeton supplement removes the tabs in my essays. Does that mean Princeton doesn't want any indentation/formatting? Should I at least put a blank line between paragraphs? Sorry if this has been asked before, thanks for any advice!
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Replies to: Format/Indent Essays?

  • refereereferee Posts: 382Registered User Member
    whatever you see in your PDF print preview is what Princeton will see
  • pianoman429pianoman429 Posts: 290Registered User Junior Member
    right, but do you know what they want to see? for example, do they want any separation between paragraphs (such as blank lines)?
  • LuminouzzLuminouzz Posts: 1,838Registered User Senior Member
    Have you tried uploading your essay as a pdf file? (converting it from doc to pdf before you upload, rather than letting Pton generate the pdf).

    I have no idea whether they want indentations or not. However, if you don't use indents, I would definitely use a blank line between paragraphs. You need something to separate paragraphs, and a blank line is customary block format.
  • refereereferee Posts: 382Registered User Member
    the tabs in my PDF print preview have not been removed. i agree with luminouzz - just convert to PDF and then upload and DEFINITELY separate paragraphs.
  • LuminouzzLuminouzz Posts: 1,838Registered User Senior Member
    You don't need to put a line between paragraphs if you indent.

    Either indent, or put a line between paragraphs. But don't do both.
  • puffypoodlepuffypoodle Posts: 58Registered User Junior Member
    Does it matter if it's double or single spaced?
  • refereereferee Posts: 382Registered User Member
    single space for princeton
  • sherpasherpa Posts: 2,610Registered User Senior Member
    You guys worry about silly things.
  • LuminouzzLuminouzz Posts: 1,838Registered User Senior Member
    ^Princeton does ask directly for single spaced essays though.
  • ccuser18ccuser18 Posts: 1,054Registered User Senior Member
    Either indent, or put a line between paragraphs. But don't do both.

    I did both (single spaced, with line between paragraph with indents). I thought it looked good.
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