A couple of quick links to help you all with your MLA formatting for your final papers.
A sample paper (For those students who asked about how to incorporate images/illustrations into their paper, this sample paper shows how to add illustrations via an appendix)
Finally, a list of formatting elements that you should double-check when you set up your document and again when you proofread your document:
Word Processor Formatting:
BACK UP YOUR FILES AS YOU WORK
Everything is double spaced
Space between paragraphs is normal (Paragraph -> Spacing between paragraphs -> After = 0)
1 inch margins
Left justified (not fully justified, which makes the spacing look strange)
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point
Header: last name and page number in right corner (not in body of text)
Heading includes full name, date, professor’s name, and class/section
Title follows heading, centered. (no separate title page required)
All paragraphs indented 1/2 inch (Standard tab, usually done automatically)
Save document as .doc, .docx or .PDF for submission
File name has last name in it
All quotes, paraphrases and summaries have an in-text citation with author name and page number. Author’s name can appear in the text or in parenthetical citation.
All quotes appear in quotation marks,
All quotes longer than 4 lines appear as indented block quotes
All quotes/paraphrases are from sources that appear in the work cited page
Works cited page
Begins on a new page (insert page break)
Title: Works Cited appears in center of first line
All entries should be in alphabetical order
All entries have hanging indent (all but first line is indented 1/2 inch)
Titles of books, magazines, websites and other large works are italicized
Titles of articles, web pages, and other short works are appear in quotes
If author has more than one entry in your Works Cited, list entries in alphabetical order by title. Use 3 hyphens in place of the author’s name for second and subsequent entries.
All sources that appear in the work cited list should appear in your paper
Visuals/Charts (if using)
All visual elements are fully interated into the text
All visuals/charts are clearly labeled (i.e. Figure 1) and labels are used in text to refer to image being discussed.
All visual elements are appropriately cited in the Work Cited page