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1 Formatting A Research Paper in MLA Format

2 The research paper MUST be typed!!

3 Paper: 8.5 X 11 standard sized white paper Margins: Leave a one-inch margin at top, bottom, and both sides of every page.

4 Spacing: Double-space every line of text. DO NOT leave extra space after your title or between paragraphs. Font: Use Times New Roman font style. Use 12 point font size. The ink color MUST be black.

5 Page Numbers/Header: Create a header that numbers your pages consecutively throughout the paper (including the first page) in the upper right-hand corner of each page, one- half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. Type your last name before the page number. Identifying Information: NO cover page. In the upper left corner of the first page, put your name, your teacher’s name, the class name, and the date, each on a separate line.

6 Title: Center the title of the paper on the double-spaced line below your identifying information Paragraphs: Indent the first line of each paragraph five spaces, or one-half inch.

7 Works Cited list: Print your works cited list from Noodle Tools. See “How to Print Works Cited List” directions below. Make sure your works cited list matches your parenthetical documentation. Remember they are “married”. The works cited page should be the last page of your research paper.

8 How to Print Works Cited List 1. On the left click on “Open/Print in Word” 2. Click on “Click here to save it as an RTF doc.” 3. Click on “Click here” 4. Click “Open” 5. Go to “File” at the top of the page 6. Click “print”

9 Introduction Example Have you ever wondered what kind of animal represents you? Lately, I have thought about this question a lot. The people who know me well would describe me as a parrot for the following reasons: parrots talk a lot, they like to eat fruit, and they are colorful.

10 Conclusion Example After thinking about this question and researching parrots, I am in agreement with my friends. I am like a parrot. I talk all the time and I don’t know when to shut up, I love bright and colorful things, and I love eating fruit. Those are the reasons I am comparing myself to a parrot.

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