Your essay page should have 1-inch set margins along sides, top and bottom. Each paragraph should be indented the standard 5 spaces, the equivalent of hitting the "tab" button once. The type font and size should also be standard: Times New Roman 12 is universally accepted for formal papers. You should double-space the lines of your essay as well. Finally, you should include two spaces at the end of a sentence. This is very formal, but it makes your paper stand out.
Whether you are writing an essay for school or a narrative report for work, you have to choose line spacing for any written work. Most people prefer to write with a double space between lines, because it makes it easier for the reader to follow the flow of the text. How you format your spacing depends on the word processing program you are using. Double space your work by setting up the right parameters for either an entire document or a selected amount of text.
Essays must be at least threepages (750 to 1000 words), typed (12-point Times New Roman), double-spaced, and stapled (once, upper-left corner) when submitted§.