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How to format a document according to mla standards

Format a Document According to MLA Standards

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Use 8.5" x 11" paper.

Use 8.5" x 11" paper.

Use 1 inch margins all around.

Use 1 inch margins all around.

Use 12 pt academic font and double-space throughout.

Use 12 pt academic font and double-space throughout.

Use a 4 line heading with your name, your teacher, your class, and the date.

Use a 4 line heading with your name, your teacher, your class, and the date.

Use a header that is right justified and has your last name and page number.

Use a header that is right justified and has your last name and page number.

Make sure your title is centered.

Make sure your title is centered.

Remember to indent your paragraphs.

Remember to indent your paragraphs.

Use in-text citations (e.g. Author Page #)

Use in-text citations (e.g. Author Page #)

Create a "Works Cited" page.

Create a "Works Cited" page.

Remember to have someone check your formatting!

  • 8.5" x 11" Paper
  • Word Processing Software