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How to Use MLA Format.

Basic tips for setting up an essay using MLA style.

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\ud83d\udd06Click on the windows icon located near the bottom left corner of your screen.

🔆Click on the windows icon located near the bottom left corner of your screen.

\ud83d\udd06Click on Microsoft Office Word (versions and years may vary).

🔆Click on Microsoft Office Word (versions and years may vary).

\ud83d\udd06Click on the arrow icon next to the paragraph section to expand.

🔆Click on the arrow icon next to the paragraph section to expand.

\ud83d\udd06Change line spacing to "Double."

🔆Change line spacing to "Double."

\ud83d\udd06Check the box next to "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style."

🔆Check the box next to "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style."

\ud83d\udd06Click OK.

🔆Click OK.

\ud83d\udd06Change font to Times New Roman.

🔆Change font to Times New Roman.

\ud83d\udd06Change font size to 12.

🔆Change font size to 12.

\ud83d\udd06Open the "insert" tab.

🔆Open the "insert" tab.

\ud83d\udd06Click on "Page Number" to expand.

🔆Click on "Page Number" to expand.

\ud83d\udd06Choose "Plain Number 3."

🔆Choose "Plain Number 3."

\ud83d\udd06The page number will appear and populate automatically for each page typed.

🔆The page number will appear and populate automatically for each page typed.

\ud83d\udd06The student's last name should be typed next to the page number. Remember to hit the space bar once to separate the last name from the page number.

🔆The student's last name should be typed next to the page number. Remember to hit the space bar once to separate the last name from the page number.

\ud83d\udd06Close the header.

🔆Close the header.

\ud83d\udd06On the top left side of the first page, the student should type his or her name, the instructor's name, the course title and number, and the date. NOTE: This appears on the first page only.

🔆On the top left side of the first page, the student should type his or her name, the instructor's name, the course title and number, and the date. NOTE: This appears on the first page only.

\ud83d\udd06The title will be centered on the next line.

🔆The title will be centered on the next line.

\ud83d\udd06Type the title on this centered line.

🔆Type the title on this centered line.

\ud83d\udd06Left align the following line.

🔆Left align the following line.

\ud83d\udd06Begin typing the essay, remembering to indent the first line of each new paragraph.

🔆Begin typing the essay, remembering to indent the first line of each new paragraph.

  • Computer
  • Microsoft Word