One LAST essay question--to double space or no, two spaces between sentences, etc.

  1. Hi everyone!!

    Finally getting my application in the mail tomorrow (out of my hands and I can go back to quitting smoking!:P).

    My VERY last application question is for the technical stuff:

    Did you guys double-space your paper, or single-space with a double-space between paragraphs? Did you put one or two spaces between sentences?

    I'm getting VERY mixed opinions, so I thought my best shot was go to the source--people who have been there or are there right now.

    Thanks for being so patient with me!

    BTW, thanks for all the great advice. Worked 2 and 3 rough drafts, had a former LPN friend and old professor help me rework them and I'm feelin' pretty good about them..or as best I can!!! :uhoh21:
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   SFCardiacRN
    Double spacing is easier to read and looks more professional.
  4. by   arciedee
    I single-spaced with a double between paragraphs. I guess because that's how we type most stuff at work (totally different industry, though). Not sure what the rule is. I just figured if they wanted a specific format they would have mentioned that in the instructions. I always thought that double-spacing was just so that instructors had plenty of room to write in comments with their red pens!
  5. by   Soleilpie
    [font=book antiqua]if it has to be in apa format, then i believe it's double space with one space between sentences. if a particular format is not required, then i'd do what you think looks best.
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    For any school related paper, I double space and put two space between the sentences, unless instructed otherwise.

    Just use your best judgement.

    Good luck!!!!!! :hatparty:
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Peachy720
    Hi everyone!!

    Finally getting my application in the mail tomorrow (out of my hands and I can go back to quitting smoking!:P).

    My VERY last application question is for the technical stuff:

    Did you guys double-space your paper, or single-space with a double-space between paragraphs? Did you put one or two spaces between sentences?

    I'm getting VERY mixed opinions, so I thought my best shot was go to the source--people who have been there or are there right now.

    Thanks for being so patient with me!

    BTW, thanks for all the great advice. Worked 2 and 3 rough drafts, had a former LPN friend and old professor help me rework them and I'm feelin' pretty good about them..or as best I can!!! :uhoh21:
    Do you still have your Handbook for Writers from your English Comp classes? Look in there, it has saved the day for me many times ( I better find it since it's still in a box somewhere from our last move)
  8. by   Peachy720
    Hehe, thank you so so so SO much for replying guys!!

    I wound up double spacing with an extra space between paragraphs and one space between paragraphs.

    Got my packet off in the mail today, so I feel a HUGE load off of my shoulders...now it's off to stressing out about whether I missed something when re-checking for the 5th or 6th time (believe me, I do that on tests).

    December 15 can't come fast enough!! :imbar

    Thanks again guys and good luck to everyone here in getting what their hearts desire!!
  9. by   Jessy_RN
    Congratulations Peachy, my fingers will be crossed for you.

    I am STILL waiting for my acceptance/denial letter

    Good luck to you
  10. by   Peachy720
    Hi Jess!!!

    Good luck to you too, girlie!! Seriously, I've gotten on this board everyday just to check on you and Fun2Care. :1luvu:

    I'm surprised you haven't beaten the mailman yet!!! I know I would if he were that late!!
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    That's too sweet!

    I wish you the best of luck, and congrats on being an official applicant!


    (You too Jess!!.....I hope you both get *happy* letters!)
  12. by   Peachy720
    Thanks girlie, I speak the truth!! :flowersfo

    Just noticed the change in your sig--does this mean there's a possibility if enough people decline? **crosses fingers, toes, heart and eyes**
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Peachy720
    Thanks girlie, I speak the truth!! :flowersfo

    Just noticed the change in your sig--does this mean there's a possibility if enough people decline? **crosses fingers, toes, heart and eyes**
    Well, I found out that there were 15 - 4.0 students that didn't get accepted, and 15 - 3.77 students with all of their support courses complete. I'm in the latter group of 15 somewhere! I have a 3.82 on the support classes, but that doesn't mean there not 14 - 3.77 students with a 4.0 on their support classes. lol

    I could be anywhere from #16 - #30. So the chance is still there....up to January 17th.

    If I were to get in, I sure would like to be called before I retake my Algebra class! :roll

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