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ENC 1101 - Prof. Hofman: MLA Template

Steps to Setup Word for MLA

  1. Change font to Times New Roman, 12 pt.
  2. Under Page Layout - Choose Margins. Set to Normal (1" on all sides).
  3. Under Home - Paragraph - Click tiny arrow in lower right corner - Under Spacing, Choose Double - Select box for "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style" - Make sure "0 pt" is selected for "Before" and "After." 
  4. Go to Insert - Header - Page Numbers - Select Top of Page - Plain Number 3 - Enter last name next to page number, leaving one space between your name and the number - Close Header.
  5. On first line, left justified, enter:

    Your Name

    Your Prossor's Name

    The course you are writing this for

    The date

  6. Press Enter - Select Center - Type Title of the paper in regular font (do not bold, underline, italicize, or use quotation marks).
  7. Press Enter - Press Tab to indent for your first paragraph. Remember to indent for each new paragraph.

MLA First Page Example with Quotes