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MLA 8th Edition

A guide for using MLA 8th Edition style


The information on this page refers to MLA 8th edition. Please see our MLA 9th Edition Style Guide if you are required to use that edition.

MLA 8th Edition General Guidelines

Papers in MLA 8th Edition style should follow these guidelines:

  • typed
  • double-spaced
  • 1" margins on all sides
  • an easy to read font, such as 12 pt. Times New Roman
  • indent the first line of each paragraph
  • in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top, flush with the right margin include your last name and the page number (number pages consecutively)
  • list your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date in the upper left-hand corner of the first page
  • center the title of your paper on the line after the date

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