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  1. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    if an assignment doesn't specify single or double-spaced, am i to assume double spaced?

    everything we've put together during the semester has been double-spaced, but an example she handed out the other day was single spaced. the example was of an annotated bibliography, which is only a part of the project (the other part is 3 different 2-page papers discussing our research). not sure why this never occured to me until i was trying to put the finishing touches on mine. argh.
     
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  2. aggrorider

    aggrorider Monkey

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    Just single space it. I did one not too long ago and all the teacher is looking for is what you are going to use your info. for from a specific source. It's not an outline just what you're going to do with (blank)...
     
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  3. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    oh, i should've specified...everything besides the annotated bibliography...single or double? i have it single now, but i really had to put in some half-assed writing to get it to proper length. i have been doing well with my writing so far, but man...i am not comfortable with this at all.
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    double space it. No one likes to read single spaced.
     
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  5. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Double space the body or any real writing as a rule.

    Never met anyone who cared about the spacing on the notes or anything.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I HATE double spacing.
     
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  7. Smelly

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    double space it. Every teacher I've ever had wanted double space so they had room to line edit.
     
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    Sounds right to me!
     
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    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    Yep, go with the double space. Whether it's college or high school, teachers want papers double spaced...
     
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    Because it's easier to read or because it's easier to edit?
     
  11. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    i only have one professor that likes single spaced and she is crazy.

    definitely double space it. i would single space the annotated bibliography though.
     
  12. -dustin

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    ok, cool...my papers will be a little long, but oh well. i've shortened them up and took out all the kerfluffle.
     
  13. Jabuttri

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    double it you are paying for the teachers comments anyway
     
  14. Mizzle

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    Use double and 12 point arial if you need more space.
    Arail on average is probably at least a 1/4th longer.

    Peace,
    John
     
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    laura DH_Laura

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    yeah, and all professor know this. most have assigned spacing, margins and font size/type. stick with double spaced/times new roman and you should be good to go. Any prof. that doesn't call you out for using big font, just doesn't give a "F", but it's definitely not ignored because you have fooled them.
     
  16. ummbikes

    ummbikes Don't mess with the Santas

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    Does your school/program/class use M.L.A., A.P.A or some other style?
     
  17. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    MLA dictates double-space. Personally I hate it for bibliographies and do 1.5 instead.

    Don't half-ass to get within proper length unless the teacher is really going to make a point out of it. I've never had a teacher get mad for doing a page or two less than the assignment, unless you really leave out some information.

    The Ito
     
  18. -dustin

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    whichever we want. my citations are MLA, though.

    damn. i just looked up my prof...she graduated magna cum laude from Duke, and got her MA and PhD from Emory.