After the first level, the other headings are subheadings—that is, they are subordinate.
Font styling and size are used to signal prominence.
Always double-check your professor's requirements for your assignment as they could differ from the standard MLA format requirements.
Leave 1 inch margins on the top, bottom, and each side.
Consistency Consistency in the styling of headings and subheadings is key to signaling to readers the structure of a research project.
That is, each level 1 heading should appear in the same style and size, as should each level 2 heading, and so on.This document will show you how to format an essay in MLA style.0.2) If, instead of questions about putting the final formatting touches on your essay, you have questions about what to write, see instead my handouts on writing a short research paper, coming up with a good thesis statement, and using quotations in the body of your paper.How to format the “Works Cited” list of an MLA format paper.Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch from the left margin.Quotes longer than 4 lines should be written as a block of text a half an inch from the left margin. Include your last name and page numbers in the upper right-hand corner of every page.Advice from the MLA Style Center: "Levels The paper or chapter title is the first level of heading, and it must be the most prominent.Headings should be styled in descending order of prominence.See also this list of other common sources (such as a personal interview or a movie).Sort the entries alphabetically by the author‘s last name. — new document posted, replacing outdated handout written in 1999.Jerz MLA Style Papers See the step-by-step instructions for formatting an MLA-style paper." data-medium-file="https://i1com/jerz.setonhill.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Screen-shot-2011-05-29-at-4.11.21-PM.png? fit=300,140&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1com/jerz.setonhill.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Screen-shot-2011-05-29-at-4.11.21-PM.png? fit=500,234&ssl=1" class="lazyload aligncenter wp-image-8582 size-full" src='data:image/svg xml,' data-src="https://i1com/jerz.setonhill.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Screen-shot-2011-05-29-at-4.11.21-PM.png?