In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to set the formatting of various elements on an MLA formatted essay.
What We’ll Learn
Before you start Part 1 and Part 2, make sure you know how to do each of the following:
- add a header
- insert a page number
- left, center, and right justify text
- set the line spacing
- adjust the font (in the header and the body)
MLA Formatting – Part 1
The information below is borrowed entirely from Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab.
In Google Classroom, open the Google Slides document titled “MLA Essay” and label each bulleted item below using rectangular callout shapes. Paraphrase each bulleted item to fit within the callout. See an example of the first bulleted item after the textbox below.
MLA Formatting – Part 2
With the style guide that you created in MLA Formatting – Part 1, correct the format, layout, and style in the document below (access the file via Google Classroom).
Once you’ve formatted the document above, click Add-ons > Get add-ons… in the file menu drop down. Then add the EasyBib Bibliography creator. Then, insert a page break at the end of the paper and add a Works Cited Page following the basic rules below:
The information for the resource used in this paper is here: Andrew Carnegie: The Gospel of Wealth
MLA Formatting – Part 4
Now take what you have learned about MLA formatting and write a paper in the style of the Modern Language Association. You can write about anything you want so long as you meet the following criteria:
- Your paper is about something you are interested in, and I learn something (1 page minimum) – 3 points
- You use proper grammar, spelling, and writing conventions – 2 points
- Your paper is formatted properly according to the Modern Language Association – 5 points
- Include a proper citation – 1 extra credit point