Latex funky formatting

• LaTeX
For some reason, compiling my code gives me this wacky formatting error (see attached).

The pages seem to alternate between too far to the left on page 1, too far to the right on page 2, left on page 3, right on page 4 and so on. Even my references are skewed to the right.

Is there some sort of formatting preamble I'm missing here?

Edit: my code at the beginning looks like so:

\documentclass[11pt,twoside,a4paper,draft]{article}
\begin{document}

\title{Dark Matter versus Modified Newtonian Dynamics}
\author{Scott V. Burger\\Western Washington University\\\texttt{<removed email address>}}
\date{June 6, 2008}
\maketitle

\begin{abstract}

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alphysicist
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Hi Ai52487963,

That's not a formatting error. The twoside option is used, for example, for binding double sided pages together in a book. The side of each page with the larger margin is the side that is toward the spine of the book. If you leave out the twoside option, the effect you're describing does not occur.

D H
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