I'm writing a 5,000 word essay, or dissertation, and I'm not very experienced. I've been given no format to write in.
Originally, I was using Arial, with a size of 11-point and 1-inch line-spacing with justified alignment.
I’ve changed my font to Times New Roman, size 11, and 1.15 spacing. Should I left-align my text? Would doing so improve marks / readability? I find the justified text looks much better...
Should I italicise my quotes? I find it to be much easier to tell an in-line quote from text, when it is italicised.
What’s your standard formatting for an essay.