Name Teachers name The course name (For us section color) Due date (Day- month-year)
Should your heading be single-spaced or double-spaced?
What belongs in the upper right-hand corner of your paper?
Last name followed by a single space and your page number.
What font(s) are allowed in MLA format?
Legible font that have italics and regular font that look different from one another. (In this class times new roman)
What size must your font be?
How wide must your margins be?
1 inch on all sides
What size paper must you use if you are printing your paper?
8'5 x 11 inch
Where does the title of your paper belong?
Below your heading, centered, before the main portion of your heading.
How should the title of your paper be formatted?
Center the title. Do not underline, italicize, or place your title in quotation marks. Also write in Title Case
When you directly quote from, summarize, or paraphrase an outside source, what must you do?
In text citation
What is the format for an in-text (parenthetical) citation that does not name the author in a signal phrase?
Last name and page number example: (Vreeland 8).
What is the format for an in-text (parenthetical) citation that does name the author in a signal phrase?
Page number Example: (8).
What is a signal phrase?
A phrase, clause or sentence that that introduces a quotation. Example: Susan Vreeland writes that Magdalena "loves looking out at the sea" (8). Example 2: Magdalena is a pensive girl who longs "to sit for a painting" like her sister (Vreeland 8).
If there is no author given in a work that you are quoting in your paper, how do you cite this work in the in-text (parenthetical) citation?
Use shortened version of title in quotation marks Example: ("Magdalena" 8).
If there are no page numbers given in a work that you are quoting in your paper, how do you cite this work in the in-text (parenthetical) citation?
Cite Paragraph number Example: (par.4). Lower case p
What spacing should you use for your paper?
In MLA format, can you have additional space in between each paragraph of your essay since this is the way that newer versions of Microsoft Word automatically format your paper?
No you should fix it.
How should titles of short works, such as poems, articles, and short stories, be formatted?
Put them in quotation marks
How should titles of long works, such as novels and plays be formatted?
Italicize longer works
If your teacher's directions for formatting vary slightly from the official MLA guidelines, which should you follow?