MLA – Format

 

Paper:        All essays must be typed on an 8 x 11 piece of white paper

 

Spacing:     All essays must be double-spaced

 

Fonts:         The acceptable fonts are Palatino. Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica in 12 point

 

Header:      Your last name and page number appears ˝ ” from the top in the right corner of all pages

 

Heading:    On the first page only, the heading begins 1” from the top of the page flush with the left margin – include your first and last name, your teacher’s name, the class and period, and finally the date written as day month year (do not use commas) (ex: 23 10 03)

 

Title:           Under the heading, your paper’s title is centered on the page and typed in the same font and size as the rest of the paper. (note: unless identifying a literary work, your title should NOT be underlined, bold faced, italicized, or typed in all caps)

 

 

 

Example:

                                                                                Wackinfuss 1

Joe Wackinfuss   

                                               

Mr. Dubil

 

language arts 3rd

 

22 / 01 / 07

 

                Comparing and Contrasting Red to Blue

 

                Have you ever notice the difference between red and blue?