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M LA STYLE FORMAT

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Illanna Ynclan

on 1 May 2014

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Transcript of M LA STYLE FORMAT

WHAT IS IT?
Modern Language Association style of formatting for an academic essay.
Your essay must have the proper four line heading in the left top side of the first page only. It should include:
Your First and Last Name
Your Teacher or Instructor's Name
The class you are taking
The due date in Military Style
Day Month Year
No commas or punctuation
This should also be in default font
Your paper requires 1inch margins around. It should be double spaced with no extra spacing after paragraphs. All text needs to be in default font:
Times New Roman
Black
12 point
Regular
Nothing should be larger or bold

Your Essay should have a centered Title on the first page only.
STEP 4
Your paper should look clean and neat. It should look uniform. Your paragraphs should be indented properly. There should be proper in-text citations in your paragraphs according to MLA. The citation should include the first word or phrase as it appears in the full citation on the works cited page. Some citations may have page numbers or line numbers. This will exist without punctuation such as commas. The in-text citation should appear after the borrowed material and be cased in parentheses with the end punctuation mark for the sentence following the citation.
Image by Tom Mooring
MLA STYLE FORMAT
STEP 1
Your paper requires a "header".
This is in the upper right hand corner of your document that will appear on every page. It should have:
Your Last Name
Auto Page Number

These items will be in the required font and size setting of Times New Roman 12 pt regular black
STEP 3
STEP 2
LANGUAGE ARTS
STEP 5
Regardless of how many pages your essay turns out to be, a Works Cited page is required. This is a completely new page in the document after the last page of the essay. It should include:
Centered Title
Proper MLA formatted citations
Including a hanging indent
Alphabetical order by the first word of the citation
All works you consulted, read, and used for the essay
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