essay mla format
Press the Enter key once to begin a new line (your line spacing is already set at double).
Notice that the cursor is set on the left margin. Click the Align Right icon from formatting toolbar to align the text on the right margin. Notice that the cursor is shown at the right margin in the header section below:
Your Instructor’s Name
Course Number or Name
Here is an example of a possible label and caption:
If you need more guidance, a website like EasyBib.com usually has guides and tools to help you out. There’s also resources on other resources, like our guide on “APA works cited”, otherwise known as a “References” page.
After the MLA heading, press ENTER once and type your paper title. Center the title and don’t forget to apply title case capitalization. Read our article on writing strong titles that are informative, striking and appropriate.
The MLA header should look like this:
Musical illustrations are labeled Example (usually abbreviated Ex.), assigned an arabic numeral, and given a caption: “Ex. 1. Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B, opus 74 (Pathétique), finale.” A label and caption ordinarily appear directly below the example and have the same one-inch margins as the text of the paper (fig. 6).
The most common formatting is presented in the sections below: