Presentation on theme: "Keying MLA Reports Modern Language Association"— Presentation transcript:
1 Keying MLA Reports Modern Language Association Follow the steps in these slides to format your report in proper MLA style.
2 Step 1: Save Your Document Name and save your document to the correct location!
3 Step 2: Set Page MarginsAll margins (left, right, top and bottom) are set at 1”.
4 Step 3: Insert Header Information Align your cursor to the right side of the pageInsert your last name and page numberChange your font to Times New Roman, size 12Exit the header of your documentHeader Information
5 Step 4: Set your “Style” and Font/Size Style: No SpacingFont: Times New RomanSize: 12
6 Step 5: Set Your Line Spacing Change the line spacing to: 2.0Set this before you begin typing anything below the header of your document!
7 Step 6: Key the Report Heading Left align the following:Your NameTeacher’s NameSubject/Class NameDate – spell out!Report Heading
8 Step 7: Key the Report Title Center align the titleUse title case letters, but do not bold, underline or italicize*Title case is when the first letter of each word is capitalizedReport Title
9 Step 8: Key the Body of the Report Indent all paragraphs
10 Step 9: Key the Works Cited Page *THIS MUST BE KEYED ON ITS OWN PAGE! Insert a page break to start a new page.References should be keyed in alphabetical order.Center align the titleUse Title case letters, but do not bold, underline or italicize!Type all references evenly at the left margin.When you finish, create a hanging indent at the first line of each reference. (This means the second line of each reference will be indented.)
12 Step 10: Before printing: Run spelling and grammar check.Read your document for content and make sure you have not left anything out!Did you use proper spacing after punctuation marks including within the Works Cited?Go to Print Preview and look over your report.CHECK TWICE AND PRINT ONCE!Set the document print range.Print and then staple your pages in order.