MLA Style Reports MLA Report • Set all margins to 1 inch. • Set header and footer margin at .5 inches. • Double space entire report. • Create a header with your last name and page number right aligned. – View/Header Footer MLA Style Report • At Left Margin type – Your Name – Instructor's name (Mr. Mosbacher) – Course (Eighth Grade Technical Lab) – Due Date (11 February 2009) – Press enter • Center title on the top line and type in initial caps. If the title is longer than one line, then double space between the lines. MLA Style Report • Indent paragraphs. • In the body of the paper, references are placed in parentheses using the author’s last name and the page number(s) where the referenced information is located, like: (Brown 21-24) or if author is unknown list by article title (“Pearl Harbor”). • Parenthetical reference is place before ending punctuation. MLA Style Report • Paper is not written in first person • Paper is written in five-paragraph essay format MLA Style “Works Cited Page” • Used instead of bibliography. Use a separate numbered page. Title of the page is "Works Cited" (without quotes), centered 1-inch from the top of page. • Double space all lines. • Use a ½" hanging indent for all source entries. • Author’s last name goes first. Alphabetize entries. Paste from prior citation document.
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