The Modern Language Association (MLA) style is typically used in academic writing for the humanities disciplines. Simply put, MLA style is a standard set of guidelines that helps writers to maintain accuracy and consistency throughout their paper.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: The MLA released its 8th edition in 2016 but some professors still use the 7th edition for their classes. The two editions are similar but it's always a good idea to ask your professor which guide they want you to use. The following instructions are for the MLA 8th edition.
Formatting: This section of MLA style concerns how the document is setup (margins, heading, font, etc).
Key Parts of MLA Style to Know:
[See the template box for an example]