Leave margins of one inch at the top, bottom, and on both sides of the text.
Use an easily readable typeface set to a standard size (e.g. Times New Roman, 12 point).
Type your name, instructor’s name, course number and date, each on a separate line, one inch from the top of the first page and flush with the left margin. Double-space between lines.
Double-space after the above information, and type the title of the essay and center it. Do not underline, italicize, use quotation marks, or use all capital letters in the title.
Double-space the entire essay, including the Works Cited page.
Indent the first word of a paragraph ½ inch (or 5 spaces) from the left margin.
Insert pages numbers at the top of each page, flush with the right margin. Include your last name (e.g., Smith 3).
MLA does not require a title page. If your instructor requires a title page, format it according to his/her instructions.