MLA Research Paper Formatting Styles

Modern Language Association Style is the mainly common format for writing research papers in high schools and university, mainly for English and Social studies. Authors who correctly use MLA also construct their reliability by representative responsibility to their basis material. Mainly importantly, the make use of of MLA Research Paper Formatting style can keep writers from accusation of plagiarism, which is the resolute or chance unaccredited use of source material by other writers.

Guidelines for the First Page

  • Do not make use of a title page.
  • Listing your name, your teacher’s name, the course name, and the date in the upper left place. Double space among them.
  • Centre the title. Exploit only the main words. Do not underline it, put it in quotation, or set it in all capital letters.
  • If your title quotation marks the title of a new work, put that in italics
  • Double space among the title and the first paragraph.

Formatting the First Page of Your Paper

  • Do not create a title page for your paper unless specially requested.
  • In the greater left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor’s name, the course, and the date. Once more, be sure to use double-spaced text.
  • Double space once more and centre the title. Do not underscore, italicize, or place your title in quote marks; write the title in Title Case (standard capitalization), not in all capital letters.
  • Use quote marks and italics when referring to last works in your title, now as you would in your text
  • Double space among the title and the first line of the text.
  • Make a subtitle in the upper right-hand corner that comprise your last name, follow by a space with a page number; number all pages successively with Arabic numeral one-half inch from the top and blush with the right margin.
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