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ENG 102 Soto

Formatting a paper

Margins: Set top, bottom, and both side margins to 1" . 

Text: Choose an easy to read font (Times New Roman, Calibri, Arial, etc.) set to a standard 12pt. size. Set line spacing to double space for the entire document. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch. Leave one space following each sentence punctuation.

Heading & Title: At the top left of the first page of the document, include (double-spaced on separate lines) you name, instructor's name, course number, and date. On the next line, center the title of the paper. 

Running header: Include last name and page number in the header section of the paper, set half an inch from the top of the document. 


Sample MLA 8th edition paper