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Example of MLA Format

MLA (Modern Language Association) Formatting and Style

MLA is commonly used format for writing formal papers related to Humanities and Art. The MLA format allows the writer to cite the corresponding sources throughparenthetical citation. Following are some of the primary points which must be observed while writing in MLA format however you should follow the specific directions by your instructor, if any.

  • Standard 8.5 x 11-inch white paper
  • 1 inch margin on top, bottom, left and right
  • 12 pt. Legitimate font(Times New Roman is most commonly used)
  • Double-spaced text throughout the paper
  • Indent the first line of every paragraph one half-inch from the left margin
  • If your paper contains section headings, they are supposed to be numbered as follows:
1. Art OR 1. Art
2. History of Art 1.1 Painting
3. Modern Day Art 1.2 Movies
4. Future of Art 2. History of Art
5. Types of Art 2.3 Legacy of Art
6. References 3. Modern Day Art

Given below is a sample research paper in MLA format regarding 'Using Cell Phone While Driving - Risks vs. Benefits' with standard recommendations.

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