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MLA Style Paper Template

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Artem Raymond Doll

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MLA rules based on https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090701095636_747.pdf

Style based on Ryan Alcock’s MLA style file.

Refer to The LaTeX Wikibook for basic formatting rules.

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Humanities
Modern Language Association (MLA)

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MLA Style Paper Template

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 \documentclass[12pt]article
%
%Margin - 1 inch on all sides
%
\usepackage[letterpaper]geometry
\usepackagetimes
\geometrytop=1.0in, bottom=1.0in, left=1.0in, right=1.0in
%
%Doublespacing
%
\usepackagesetspace
\doublespacing
%
%Rotating tables (e.g. sideways when too long)
%
\usepackagerotating
%
%Fancy-header package to modify header/page numbering (insert last name)
%
\usepackagefancyhdr
\pagestylefancy
\lhead{}
\chead{}
\rheadLast \thepage
\lfoot{}
\cfoot{}
\rfoot{}
\renewcommand\headrulewidth0pt
\renewcommand\footrulewidth0pt
%To make sure we actually have header 0.5in away from top edge
%12pt is one-sixth of an inch. Subtract this from 0.5in to get headsep value
\setlength\headsep0.333in
%
%Works cited environment
%(to start, use \beginworkscited..., each entry preceded by \bibent)
% - from Ryan Alcock's MLA style file
%
\newcommand\bibent\noindent \hangindent 40pt
\newenvironmentworkscited\newpage \begincenter Works Cited \endcenter\newpage
%
%Begin document
%
\begindocument
\beginflushleft
%%%%First page name, class, etc
Name\\
Professor\\
Class\\
February 11 2014\\
%%%%Title
\begincenter
Paper Title
\endcenter
%%%%Changes paragraph indentation to 0.5in
\setlength\parindent0.5in
%%%%Begin body of paper here
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\newpage
%%%%Title
\begincenter
Notes
\endcenter
\setlength\parindent0.5in
1. Danhof includes “Delaware, Maryland, all states north of the Potomac and Ohio rivers, Missouri, and states to its north” when referring to the northern states (11).
2. For the purposes of this paper,“science” is defined as it was in nineteenthcentury agriculture: conducting experiments and engaging in research.
3. Please note that any direct quotes from the nineteenth century texts are writtenin their original form, which may contain grammar mistakes according to twenty-first century grammar rules.
%%%%Works cited
\beginworkscited
\bibent
Allen, R.L. \textitThe American Farm Book; or Compend of Ameri can Agriculture; Being a Practical Treatise on Soils, Manures, Draining, Irrigation, Grasses, Grain, Roots, Fruits, Cotton, Tobacco, Sugar Cane, Rice, and Every Staple Product of the United States with the Best Methods of Planting, Cultivating, and Prep aration for Market. New York: Saxton, 1849. Print.
\bibent
Baker, Gladys L., Wayne D. Rasmussen, Vivian Wiser, and Jane M. Porter. \textitCentury of Service: The First 100 Years of the United States Department of Agriculture.[Federal Government], 1996. Print.
\bibent
Danhof, Clarence H. \textitChange in Agriculture: The Northern United States, 1820-1870. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1969. Print.
\endworkscited
\endflushleft
\enddocument
\}  

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MLA style paper

MLA style paper

Does your research or term paper require MLA format? Use this accessible template to help you follow the proper guidelines. Includes styles formatted to match MLA guidelines and instructional text to assist you in easily creating your report.

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