MLA provides specific formatting instructions for papers, parenthetical in-text citations, and works cited pages. The boxes located on this page provide further information on MLA's formatting instructions with specialized information for Lincoln Christian University students.
Short Papers or Class Assignments:
A paper of 5 pages or less is considered a short paper and does not need a separate title page.
Long or Major papers:
A paper over 5 pages is considered a long or major paper. A long paper may have a separate title page if the professors requires it.
Margins and Fonts
Spacing and Indentation
Page Numbers and Running Heads
After placing all sections of your paper in proper order, number all pages except the title page. Utilize a "running head" which contains your last name followed by a space and the page number.
Spacing After Punctuation
There should be one space after punctuation marks within a sentence, such as after a comma, colon, or semicolon, and after periods at the end of sentences, in the works cited list, and after initials in a person's name.