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MLA Sample Paper

MLA are the norms of formatting and citation. They are widespread in academic and professional paper projects in English. Suppose you want to write a scientific article or publication for a journal or university in the United States or another country that uses the MLA format. In that case, you should follow the stylistic rules described below.

General Requirements for MLA Formatting

1. The bottom, top, right, and left margins should be 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide.

          In most text editors, you can change the page margins by going to the Page Layout preferences. You can usually find them in the File menu. In the settings, you can find the “Margins” button. Click on it to set the margins of a certain width.

2. Set double line spacing from the very first page. Remember, there is no need to add extra spacing between paragraphs.

          In most text editors, you can change the line spacing by going to the Page Layout preferences. You can usually find them in the File menu. In the dialog box that opens, you should see the button “Indents and spacing,” after going through which you should select double spacing or “2.0”.

3. For MLA format, the preferable size is 12, and the font is Times New Roman.

          If you decide to use a different font, make sure it is not too large or complex and easy to read.

4. Set the header. The header will appear at the top of each page in a static position. The header text should include your last name and current page number and appear in the right upper corner of the page.

          The header and footer settings can usually be found under the View or Insert menu. In the footer and header settings options, set the page numbers to display in the upper right corner of the pages. Then enter your last name in the header that appears.

          More details on MLA requirements can be found here.

MLA Cover Page Sample

Mighty Despair: Irony and Power in “Ozymandias”


John Adams

Class 42b Section 36

Mr. J Johnson

January 15th, 2015

MLA First Page Sample

John Adams

Mr. J Johnson

Class 42b Course Number 36


Mighty Despair: Irony and Power in “Ozymandias”

In the famous poem “Ozymandias,” Shelley tries to reveal the impermanence of human achievement. The poem describes a crumbling statue, a “colossal wreck,” in the shape of a long-lost king. The reader of the poem is thrice-removed from Ozymandias, as the speaker relates………….

 MLA Citation Within the Text Sample

Which is why a focus on completing the task in hand is needed, ‘To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence’ (Mark Twain), confidence will help……..

MLA End Notes Sample

End Notes

1. Summary of the play given by the critic and has also to be taken in the era in which it was written.

MLA Appendix Sample


Other comedies included:

As you like it

Taming of the shrew

All’s well that ends well.

MLA Works Cited Sample

Works Cited

Kennely, D.A. and, Rina Troy. Literature: The Introduction to Fiction, 12th ed. New Jersey: Longman, 2016. 643.

McDrae, John. “In Strawberry Fields.” Punch. 8 Dec. 1918. Found online in ‘The Making of “In Strawberry Fields.’” Article by Joseph Ruttenberg. The Heritage of Wars. 1993-2008. 31 Mar. 200.

Owen, Wulfred. “Literature and War Est.” 1921. Rpt. in Literature: The Introduction to Fiction, 12th ed. New Jersey: Longman, 2016. 643-4.

Rope, Kessie. “Who’s for the Play?” Printed in the Daily Mail during WWII. Rpt in “General Certificate of Higher Education — World Literature (Specification A) Foundation Tier” Question Paper 15. AVA Website. Jul. 2005. Qualification and Assessment Alliance. 28 Mar. 2007.

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