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Did your professor ask for an MLA formatted paper that looks something like this?
Let's see how to get there in the google docs environment.
Before we get started, just wanna let you know you can save some time with Scribbr's
free MLA format template for google docs. it's linked in the description.
First, let's choose a font.
You can never go wrong with times new roman 12, just play it safe.
Now, we need a header
which includes your last name and page number.
You can do that by clicking on the top of the page to open the header.
Make sure the font is also set as times new roman 12.
Choose right align, type in your last name, then go to insert, page numbers, and choose the one that displays
the page number on the top right corner.
The first page is also numbered.
For the margins, go to file, page setup, and set the margin to 1 inch, or 2.54 cm.
Usually, these are already set to 1 inch by default, but it's better to check just in case.
MLA format is double-spaced all throughout the paper, so make sure you set that.
Click on this icon and go for double. If you see remove space after paragraph, click on that as well.
Moving onto the MLA heading, choose left align
include your name, your professor's name, the course name, and the due date of this assignment
all on separate lines. Press enter once, choose centre align
and start directly typing your title.
In MLA, we keep things simple and classy
keep it as it is, no need to bold or underline. Capitalize all the words in your title except for small
words like articles, conjunctions and prepositions.
When it comes to headings and subheadings
there're no strict rules, you only need to be consistent with it.
Now, for the entire body text, it's left aligned. And for each paragraph, the first sentence
is indented. We can set that easily by playing with that ruler on top of the document.
Simply drag the blue rectangle to half an inch or 1.27 cm.
This will keep all the first sentences from the paragraph indented.
Finally, don't forget the work cited page
which starts on a separate page. Click insert, break, and select page break.
The work cited title is centre aligned, and the citations are alphabetically sorted.
You can use Scribbr's free MLA citation generator to generate sources easily!
You'll only need to copy the entry and format them.
For citations that have more than one line of text, make sure to use hanging indents.
So let's use the handy dandy ruler again.
Pull the arrow to half an inch
then the rectangle back to 0. There you have it.
If you want to know more about how to cite in MLA, check out the article below.
That's it for this video! Drop a like and let me know in the comments below if this
made MLA formatting easier for you!
See you in our next video!


Setting up MLA Format Paper in Google Docs Step-by-Step (2020) | Scribbr ?

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