Some of my tips may seem obvious, but after grading 1,000’s of essays, some problems in my students’ writing really stand out. One common oversight is the failure to indent paragraphs.
Indenting paragraphs is important in essay writing because it helps organize ideas. It provides a clear separation from the idea before it. Without indented paragraphs the reader can have a tough time understanding what the assignment is about. They are likely to become frustrated and disinterested. Not to mention, nobody is excited to read a paper that is full of black ink with no breaks.
Indenting paragraphs makes essays easier to read and establishes clear breaks to allow the reader to process the information that is presented in the essay.