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MLA Format

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

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