Should the essay be single-spaced so that it fits on a page?
Should it be double-spaced so it's easier to read?
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Only use a single space if the teacher asks explicitly for it.
Don't worry if you've already typed your paper and you now realize that your spacing is wrong.
Or should it be somewhere in the middle, like 1.5 spacing?
For applicants using The Common Application, the spacing question is no longer an issue.
Today, with bigger hard drives and newer file systems Double Space is no longer used.
Double spacing refers to the amount of space that shows between the individual lines of your paper.