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  • 1. MLA Formatting
    • FOR WRITING
    RESEARCH PAPERS In other words, how to make an a+ in your mechanics A+
  • 2.
    • MLA
  • 3.
    • It stands for.
    Modern Language Association
  • 4.
    • Style most common format for writing research papers in high schools and universities, especially for English and Social studies .
  • 5. Formatting
    • The format of a paper is its general appearance with regard to margins , type font & size , spacing , & paper size .
  • 6. General Guidelines
    • Use white 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
    • Double space.
    • Use Times New Roman.
    • Use size 12 font.
  • 7.
    • Single space after all punctuation marks, including periods.
  • 8.
    • Single space after all punctuation marks, including periods.
    • Set your margins to 1 inch on all sides.
  • 9.
    • Single space after all punctuation marks, including periods.
    • Set your margins to 1 inch on all sides.
    • Underline or use italics for the titles of any longer works appearing in your papers.
  • 10.
    • Single space after all punctuation marks, including periods.
    • Set your margins to 1 inch on all sides.
    • Underline or use italics for the titles of any longer works appearing in your papers.
      • For example: The novel, War and Peace , by Leo Tolstoy, has 1315 pages.
      • War and Peace is very long .
  • 11.
    • Number your pages in the upper right hand corner with your last name.
  • 12. CHOOSE: HEADER FOOTER
  • 13. Then type your last name HIT SPACE! Hit the first button for PAGE # Move your curser to the front of your last name HIT TAB TWICE! Hit close
  • 14. Guidelines for the First Page
    • Do not use a title page.
    • List your name, your teacher’s name, the course name, and the date in the upper left corner. Double space between them.
    • Double space before writing the title.
    • Center the title. Capitalize only the major words. Do not underline it, put it in quotations, or put it in all capital letters.
  • 15.
    • Double space between the title and the first paragraph .
  • 16.
    • Indent the first word of each paragraph 5 spaces
    • (1/2 inch) or (hit tab once).
    • Double space between the title and the first paragraph .
  • 17. Works Cited & Reference Pages
    • A works cited page lists only works that have been cited within the text of your paper.
  • 18.
    • Begin your works cited page on a new page at the end of your paper.
    • Center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.
    • Alphabetize your entries.
    • Place the first line of the entry next to the margin. Indent subsequent lines 1/2 inch.
    • Double space. Do not skip extra lines between entries.
  • 19. Format for Entries
    • For a book with one author:
    • Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book . Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
    • Gilbert, Richard. Caffeine . New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
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