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To correctly format a paper in the MLA style:

 

1) On the “Home” tab, select “Times New Roman” from the font list and change size to 12.

Home tab, font selection and size

2) On the “Home” tab, click the arrow that expands “Paragraph Settings” and under Spacing, choose Double and make sure “Before” and “After” are set to 0pt. Click OK.

Paragraph settings

 

3) On the “Layout” tab, click “Margins”, Select “Normal” (1” on all sides).

Page layout, margin settings to 1 inch

 

4) Click on the “Insert” tab. In the Header & Footer group,click on “Page Number”. Choose “Top of Page” and then “Plain Number 3”.

Insert page numbers at top of page

 

5) Type your last name and hit the space bar once. Highlight the text, click the “Home” tab, and change font to “Times New Roman”, 12. Then double click below dotted line to begin typing your paper.

Name and page number in header

 

6) Type the following, each on a separate line: Your name, instructor’s name, the course number, and the date (Day Month Year).

Name and course details

 

7) Hit “Enter” key to move down to a new line. To center your title, click the “Center” icon in the Paragraph section and type the title of your paper.

 

8) To begin your paper, hit “Enter” key to move down to a new line. Click the “Left” icon in the Paragraph section. Hit “Tab” key to indent and start typing. *Remember to hit the “Tab” key each time you begin a new paragraph.

 

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