Typography is not prescribed in the CSE Manual.
The library suggests using 12-point Times New Roman font.
Use double-spacing throughout the entire paper.
Leave 1 in. margins on top, bottom, and sides.
Here are two sample papers (PDF) from Bedford/St. Martins. The format chosen for the body of the paper varies slightly from paper to paper. These students use the "citation-sequence" format, rather than the "name-year" system described in this guide.
The basic components of an original research article are introduction, methods, results, and discussion. CSE does not specify a format for the body of a college paper, so ask your instructor for clarification. The following guidelines are suggested:
Body of the paper or report: