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1 MLA Format Writing a Research Paper in MLA Format

2 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

3 Your Name Teacher’s Name Class Name Date (spelled out) Page Numbers Title

4 Works Cited Page The Works Cited page of an MLA formatted research paper is a separate page that lists detailed information about your sources.

5 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

6 Works Cited page example

7 Hanging Indent

8 Your in-text citations must match an entry on your Works Cited page

9 In-Text Citations


11 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

12 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

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