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Font: The preferred font for MLA publications is a legible 12 point font (for example, Times New Roman.)
Spacing: The text of your document should be double-spaced.
Margins: Document margins should be set at 1 inch on all sides.
Your first page
Your last name and the page number should appear flush right in the header of
Header: Your last name and the current page number should typically appear flush right in the header of every page of your document.
MLA documents do not typically require a separate title page. Beginning on the first line of the first page, include your name, your instructor's name, your course, and the date, double-spacing between each element. For example:
Professor Jill Hill
12 August, 2021
Title: Include the title, centered, one double-spaced line below the date.
The body of your paper
If including section headings in your document, be sure to apply your heading system consistently (whether bolding or using italics or heading levels)
Be sure to use a parenthetical or in-text citation to cite any information sources. These in-text citations will appear again on your "Works Cited" page.
Citing your sources
Citing your information sources will add credibility to your work and help you to avoid plagiarism.
MLA requires a "Works Cited" page separate from the body of your document. Note that page numbers and the header should continue through this section as well.
The "Works Cited" page is double-spaced just like the rest of your document. Do not include line breaks between the citations you list.
Citations are sorted alphabetically based on the first character in the citation entry.