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Citations: MLA Style (8th ed.)

A guide to writing and citing in MLA format.

Document Set Up


  • Times New Roman
  • 12 point

Line Spacing

  • Double-spaced - including title, headings, citations, and all text lines of the paper


  • 1-inch margins all the way around - this is probably the default


  • Do not justify the right margin (make the right margin even); for text use flush left
  • Do not divide words at the end of a line (do not use hyphenation)