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1 Submitting Your Essay The Final Draft MLA Format (Modern Language Association)

2 M A R G I N S Before you begin typing, format your margins. Margins should measure one inch on the top, bottom, left, and right. Top 1 inch Left Right 1 inch Bottom 1 inch

3 Font Type and Size SIZE – 12 font TYPE: –New Times Roman –Courier New

4 Create a Header Click on View (Menu Bar) Header and Footer Align Right Type Last Name Insert Page Number (Header and Footer Toolbar) Close Williams 1

5 Header Instructions Tool Bar Double Click View Double Click Header Double Click Align Right Enter Last Name Tool Bar Double Click Insert Double Click Page Numbers Scroll and Click Top of Page (Header) Scroll and Click Right Check box Show number on first page Click OK

6 H E A D I N G Top left corner (Use left alignment button) First/Last Name Teachers Name Subject Date (day, month, year) Williams 1 Marchell Williams Ms. Valentine English 1-2 10 May 2007

7 T I T L E of E S S A Y Center (Use center alignment button) Upper and Lower Case (Capital and small letters) Williams 1 Marchell Williams Ms. Valentine English 1-2 10 May 2007 To Kill a Mockingbird

8 P A R A G R A P H S Indent first line of each paragraph. Topic sentence and supporting detail Williams 1 Marchell Williams Ms. Valentine English 1-2 10 May 2007 To Kill a Mockingbird Your first paragraph should be your introduction and thesis statement. The next 3 paragraphs will be your body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence and supporting detail. Indent the first line of each new paragraph. Use your tab key to indent; not your space bar. That makes it a lot easier.

9 Double Space Highlight entire document Click on Format (Menu Bar) Paragraphs Tab Indents and Spacing Line Spacing Double Click ok Williams 1 Marchell Williams Ms. Valentine English 1-2 10 May 2007 To Kill a Mockingbird Your first paragraph should be your introduction and thesis statement. The next 3 paragraphs will be your body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence and supporting detail. Indent the first line of each new paragraph. Use your tab key to indent; not your space bar. That makes it a lot easier.


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