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What are in-text citations?

 

Basic Formatting for MLA

  • White, 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper. Use Times New Roman 12pt or another easy to read font.   
  • One-inch margins. Indent first word of each paragraph 5 spaces (one-half inch) from left margin.
  • Double-space throughout.
  • No title page is required. At the top of the first page, at the left-hand margin, type your name, your instructor's name, the course name and number, and the date -- all on separate, double-spaced lines. The title of the paper should be centered, one double-space below that. (sample paper)
  • Indent long quotations/block quotations (those that are more than 4-lines/40 words) one inch from left margin.
  • A header with consecutive page numbering should appear on the upper right-hand corner of each page. It must be flush with the right margin, and one-half inch down from the top margin.Type your last name before the page number.
 

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Formatting MLA Papers with Word 2010

 

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