Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Thu Jan 27 18:11:10 UTC 2005

I don't mind nonindented papers as long as there's doublespacing between
paragraphs; otherwise they drive me crazy (and I get this a lot from
students).  I encourage indenting mainly because of this problem.

At 11:52 AM 1/27/2005, you wrote:
>I haven't indented a paragraph in years.
>For letters, the indented style (indented paragraphs, date, address and
>signature on the right) has been out of fashion for a long time.  Just now
>I tried without success to find a statement about the two styles as applied
>to books in The Chicago Manual of Style, but I notice that they use the
>indented style (first paragraph flush, subsequent paragraphs indented, no
>space between paragraphs) in their preface.  Admittedly, I'm still using
>the 14th edition.
>Peter Mc.
>--On Wednesday, January 26, 2005 8:58 PM -0600 Janis Vizier Nihart
><tarheel at MOBILETEL.COM> wrote:
>>      I teach second grade.  I have been doing a program called Step Up to
>>Writing with my students for 2 years.  They had better indent or they
>>rewrite the whole thing.  By the way, the program is great.  They learn
>>to write an introductory sentence and a conclusion, with detail
>>sentences, supporting sentences, and transition words..
>Peter A. McGraw       Linfield College        McMinnville, Oregon
>******************* pmcgraw at ************************

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