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MLA Format Writing a Research Paper in MLA Format
General MLA Rules: Double-Spaced Size 12 font for everything Font choices: Arial or Times New Roman Page Numbers: Your Last Name + # In-text citations match Works Cited entries Most citations should be summary/paraphrase citations; only 2-3 direct quote citations for the entire paper
Your Name Teacher’s Name Class Name Date (spelled out) Page Numbers Title
Works Cited Page The Works Cited page of an MLA formatted research paper is a separate page that lists detailed information about your sources.
Works Cited page requirements Last page of your research paper that lists the sources for your in-text citations Sources are listed alphabetically by author’s last name If there is no author, list it by the article name Double-spaced and use hanging indent
Last Name, First Name. "Title of the Article.” Website Title. Publisher of website, date of last update. Web. Date of Access. Example: Hinskey, David. “How to Treat a Sprained Ankle.” Medical Aid Online. Vaxwell Media, 2012. Web. 2 Sep 2014. Citing a Webpage
Direct Quote: Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). Summary/Paraphrase: Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263). In-Text Citation Examples