Formatting Your Essay
Below is the standard MLA essay format. The following guide you through the steps of formatting your essay properly, or you can use a template. The steps assume you are using Microsoft Word but can be applied to other applications. This is only a general guide. Your professor will give you specific directions - always follow your professor's directions!
|Standard Essay Format
Margins: 1" inch
Font: Times New Roman
Line spacing: Double
Page numbers: upper-right corner with last name first.
Day Month Year
Center the title
Indent (Tab key) the first line of every paragraph.
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