MLA Guidelines

Granger 1

Hermione Granger

Mr. Snape

Potions 10: Period 3

May 1, 2015

The Magic of MLA:  How to Correctly Format Your Essay for English

Set all of your margins to one inch and double-space your text.  Use a font that is formal and easy to read.  Set your font size to twelve point.

Place your heading in the upper left corner of the page.  The heading should include your name, your teacher’s name, the course title and period, and the date.  Insert page numbers in the upper right corner of the page, preceded by your last name.  Your title should be centered and formatted like the one above. Do not underline or italicize or bold your title.

Each paragraph should be indented like the ones in this document. Do not skip any extra lines between paragraphs.

If you are turning in a paper copy of your essay, make sure to staple it the night before the essay is due.  Final drafts should be on clean, white paper, and they should be single-sided.

Your instructor may have additional formatting rules, so make sure to pay attention to such directions.