Tidy your work

By presenting your work neatly, you're doing your work justice and giving yourself the best possible chance of doing well. Remember to:

  • type your work in an easy-to-read font, like Arial or Times New Roman
  • use large margins and double spacing so your marker has room to write notes
  • print on one side to avoid written comments showing through
  • only include pictures if you've been asked to
  • include page numbers and your name in the footer
  • make sure you've referenced correctly and included a bibliography.
Handing in a messy essay is like going to a job interview in track pants – it gives a very bad first impression.