Formatting

  • Do not include a title page unless it is required. Just write your name, the name of your teacher, date, and type of assignment at the beginning of your first
  • Use Times New Roman font, 12 pt, and double-spacing.
  • Set your margins on all sides to 1 inch.
  • Use the tab key to indent your paragraphs.
  • Include a page number in the upper right corner.

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. What is the proper MLA format?

MLA Page Format

  • Overview. Tab in the first line of a paragraph ½” or .5
  • Margins. Some defaults are 1.25″ left and right.
  • Font. Times New Roman 12 black font.
  • Alignment. Left align – this is the usual default setting.
  • Line Spacing.
  • Paragraph Settings.
  • First Line of a Paragraph.
  • Spacing after a period or other end punctuation.
  • Title Page.
  • Header.

2. How to correctly do MLA format?

The top of your bibliography should look like this:

  • Only center the Works Cited title; all citations should be left-justified.
  • Double-space citations.
  • Do not add an additional space between citations.
  • After the first line, use a hanging indent of ½ inch on all additional lines of a citation. The hanging indent should look like this:

3. What is basic MLA format?

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8 th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. In April 2016, MLA replaced its seventh edition resources with a new eighth edition.

4. What are some examples of MLA format?

Use the punctuation as shown:

  • Author.
  • Title of source.
  • Title of container,
  • Other contributors,
  • Version,
  • Number,
  • Publisher,
  • Publication date,
  • Location.