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Assignment Name:

  • Formatting


  • To learn the correct format of a paper.
  • To follow the course rules for submitting assignments.


  1. Open Word
    • As an EFSC student, you have free access to download the whole Office suite, including Word
    • You can find directions on downloading Office here
  2. Open, copy, and paste the following text into Word.
    • Text
    • The text is called Lorem Ipsum, a fake Latin text used to populate websites during development.
  3. Follow the MLA Criteria, listed below, to format the paper.
    • If you are unfamiliar with Word, use this site to help.
    • Or Google this: how to format an mla paper in word.
  4. Scrutinize every word, style, and punctuation in the Works Cited page to make sure yours is exactly like the example below.
    • See below for images of what a formatted paper should look like.
  5. Once the paper is formatted, submit the paper following the protocols for submitting assignments.

Two different fonts of the same sentence

MLA Format Criteria:

  • Font-type: Times New Roman
  • Font-Size: only 12 point
  • Indents: first line of each paragraph of the body indents 1/2" (not five space bar clicks)
  • Spacing: Double space every line in the paper (no more, no less).
    • Word sets extra spacing after paragraphs; highlight all, right click, choose paragraphs,and set Spacing after Paragraphs to zero.
  • Margins: 1" from all sides
  • No Bold
  • No Underlines
  • No exclamation marks--EVER!!!!!!!!

Latin Text for formatting page 1
Latin Text for formatting page 2
Works cited for formatting

How to format the Works Cited page Hanging indents