A final review and polish of the essay formatting ensures you submit a piece that is easy to read and visually pleasing. Wait a few days after you finish writing to review the formatting of your essay. Read through it to make sure your paragraphs are divided logically. Open the document in its final form if you are submitting electronically. Look for any obvious inconsistencies or problem areas in the formatting, such as improper indentation or uneven spacing. If you are submitting a paper version, print the essay to check the formatting. It should have white space with large enough font to read easily. Ask a teacher or mentor to look at your finished version and to offer any formatting suggestions.