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The font for any type of essay assignment is pretty universal. The general expectation for font type is Times New Roman and the expected font size is usually 12 point. To adjust these settings in your own document in preparation for your essay, highlight the text and then follow the steps in the graphic below.

This is an image of how to properly format your paper in Microsoft Word. Step 1: Click on 'Home'. Step 2: Click on dropdown and select 'Times New Roman' font. Step 3: Click dropdown and select '12' for the font size.

  • Step 1: Select the Home tab at the top left of your screen.
  • Step 2: Select the font type dropdown menu and select Times New Roman.
  • Step 3: Select 12 point font from the font size dropdown menu.

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