Course information should appear in the top left corner of the first page. Information should include:
Title of your paper should be centered below the course information on the first page, with no extra line breaks. Do not bold or italicize. Capitalize all major words.
Do not include extra line breaks between the title and the start of the body of the paper. Do not include an introduction heading
Google Docs and Microsoft Word have pre-made templates you can use. Check them first to make sure that you have the correct edition and that they fit the format required by your instructor. You can delete any extraneous lines that you don't need to use.
When you open the Google Docs program (click the blue Google Docs paper icon in the top left corner), you are taken to a landing page with the option to start a new document in a blank document and several templates. Click the Template Gallery to expand it and scroll down to Education, where you can find templates for both APA and MLA papers. Make sure you select the correct edition.
When you open Microsoft Word, you are taken to the landing page, where you can select a blank document or choose from an existing template. Here, you can also use keywords such as "MLA" or "APA" to search for a template. Make sure you select the correct edition or, if using an older template, make sure you make the necessary changes to update it.
How to set up MLA Format Paper with Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word [5:58] by Xamplio:
You can also right click the document, select Paragraph > Line Spacing: Double > OK.
Body of Paper