This video will show you how to make your essay appear longer then it actually is with just a few quick changes to your Microsoft word settings. First, you want to go to the "Edit" tab and click "Replace", from there in the replace with box put a period. Then click on format and click on font and change the size of the period from 12 pt font to 14 or 16 pt font and click replace all. The next change you want to make is with your margins and in the left and right margins change it from 1. 25 to 1. 50. Then, you want to change the top and bottom margins from 1 to 1. 25, these seem like small changes but they have a huge impact.