Country Report (Pro)


Clean Up Your Spacing (Internet Style)

I want you to format your paper in "internet style" which means:

Your finished paper should look like this.

Lesson Steps


Make sure there is one blank line (and only one blank line):

  • between your title and the first paragraph.
  • between each of your paragraphs.
  • before and after your block quote.
  • between your Works Cited heading and your first source.
  • between each of your sources.

Check the spacing between your paragraphs.

Do your gaps appear "extra wide"?

It could be that you forgot to fix the line spacing when you first started your paper. (Google's default settings add extra space between paragraphs, but these are not the settings that you want). To fix your settings, take these steps now:

  • On the toolbar, go to "Spacing" icon and click "Custom Spacing."
  • Uncheck the box that says "Put extra space between paragraphs.
  • Make sure that the box that says extra space" is set at "0".
  • And while you're at it, make sure that your entire paper is in a 12 pt. font.

Check your work.

Does your paper look like this?


Congratulations! You're done with this lesson.