Modern Language Association of America
MLA Modern Language Association of America
MLA Paper Format Double Spaced 1” margins (all 4 sides)
Heading of name and course information is at the left margin Center title 1 double-spaced below name and course information THERE IS NOT A TITLE PAGE Size 12 font Arial or Times New Roman No bold or colors
MLA Body Place author references in (parentheses) with the page number of the referenced material EX: (Hardman 12-15) Indent the first line of each paragraph Explanatory notes are listed at the bottom of the page Explain points discussed in the body of the paper Use superscript (raised number) to signal that a explanatory note exists
MLA Body, Cont. Indent the first line of each explanatory note ½ inch from the left margin Double space the note Can be as foot notes, which are at the bottom of the page OR Can be as end notes, which are at the end of the paper
MLA Work Cited Alphabetically lists works (books, journals, or other sources) that are used in your paper List work by each author’s last name Italicize or underline the title of the work Works cited is on a separate numbered page Centered title, “Works Cited” 1” margins Double spaced DO NOT indent the first line, only the subsequent lines
Header and Footers Text at the top of each page
Print ½” from the top of the page Includes your page heading Name Teacher Class Date Text at the bottom of each page Print ½” from the bottom of the page Includes your explanatory notes
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