8 Quick Tip: MLA Formatting

In English courses, all papers should follow MLA formatting guidelines. In general, that means that papers will

  • Have a one inch margin on all sides
  • Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font
  • Be double-spaced
  • Contain a heading at the top left containing the student’s name, professor’s name, class name, and the date.
  • Contain a unique title centered on the first page.

Example of MLA Formatted Paper

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