MLA cheat sheet

Use MLA format for formal essays and research papers. The following standards will guide you:

1. Type your essay/paper on a computer and print a copy of standard, white, 8.5 X 11-inch paper.

2. Save your essay/paper to your Google account.

3. Print your essay/paper on one side of the paper. Use black ink.

4. Set margins to one inch on all sides.

5. Use legible fonts such as Times New Roman or Cambria. The font size should be 12 pt.

6. Include a header in the upper left corner of the first sheet. This header should include your name, my name (S. Edwards), the class title, and the date. Note the example:

Your first and last name
S. Edwards
English IV
19 September 2017

*In addition, include a header in the upper right corner of subsequent pages. This header should contain your last name and the page number. 

7. The following link will aid you in formatting citations (parenthetical and works cited) for sources: