Tutor: Finally, we need to look at the overall appearance of your paper. You want to make sure that the format is appropriate for the style that you are using.
Student: What exactly do you mean by “format?”
Tutor: The format has to do with the presentation and layout of your paper.
Student: Is the format really that important?
Tutor: Oh, yes! It will make your document easier to read. Your professors expect your paper to have a standard professional appearance. If it doesn’t follow the standard guidelines, you might get a lower grade.
Student: OK, so what are the rules for formatting my paper?
Tutor: Please watch this demonstration.