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Sample Papers - MLA

Below you will find an example of an accurately formatted MLA Style paper.

MLA Writing Basics

Always consult your assignment guidelines for course-specific formatting.

Things to know before you begin:

  • Font: An easily readable typeface (Times New Roman, Calibri, Arial, etc...) that is maintained throughout the paper.
  • Font Size: 11-13 point 
  • Margins:  1 inch
  • Paragraphs: All paragraphs should be indented.
  • Spacing: All of the text in your paper should be double-spaced.

Typical MLA style papers have two sections:

  1. Main Body
  2. Works Cited

See the tabs below for a breakdown of how each portion should be formatted.

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