Paper: 8 1/2 x 11, white
Font: use a common, easy to read 12-point font such as , Verdana, , or
Leave one space after a period before the beginning of the next sentence.
Numbering: Your header should include page numbering in the upper right hand corner of every page, 1/2" from the top of the page and right-adjusted with the right margin.
Name, Course, etc. Your identifying information goes in a header on the first page only. The first line should include your name, on the next line give your professor's name, on the next line give the name of the course, on the last line write in the date. This header is double-spaced like everything else in your essay.
Titles: Center your title. Only put the titles of short works mentioned in your title in quotes and long works in italics or underline; do not quote, italicize, or underline your own title.
When You Have Only One Source in Your Essay:
Your instructor may still require a Works Cited page and in-text citations in MLA format even if you are only writing a response to an assigned reading. Be sure to check with your instructor, or to be safe, use MLA format.
Proper Page Number Formatting for MLA Style - Pen & …
An in-text citation is designed to identify a quoted or paraphrased source and to tell the reader where to look for the source information in the Works Cited page (which is organized alphabetically by the author's last name). MLA format for in-text citations is designed to be as clean and practical as possible. An in-text citation should appear in parentheses in your text following a quotation or a paraphrase of an author's idea in the following format: author's last name followed by the page number. If the work, such as a web page, is anonymous, write a few identifying words of the document title instead of the author's last name): For example, the in-text citation