College Essay


When writing a college essay do you indent each paragraph?

asked Oct 01 '12 at 10:19 Angela New member

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You should generally indent each new paragraph within a section except the first. The logic behind this principle is that the first paragraph of a section – whether it be chapter, heading or sub-heading – is already distinguished as new. Subsequent paragraphs, on the other hand, should not be distinguished in any other way in academic writing than by first-line indentation.


You should also refer to the style manual recommended by your particular educational institution for your particular course. (Some styles even require a specific amount of indentation.)

link comment edited Oct 01 '12 at 13:50 Peter Guess Expert

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