1. Begin your paper by setting up a page layout. The page should have one-inch margins on all sides, with the text double-spaced and aligned to the left. Make sure to include a header with your last name and page number in the top right corner of each page.
2. Write your paper’s title. The title should be centered and should be in title case, meaning that only the first letter of major words should be capitalized.
3. Include your name, instructor’s name, course name, and date in the top left corner of the paper. This information should be double-spaced.
4. Begin your paper with an introduction. This should include your thesis statement, which is the main point of your paper.
5. Write your body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence that introduces the main point of the paragraph, followed by evidence and analysis that support the main point.
6. Write your conclusion. This should summarize your main points and reiterate your thesis statement.
7. Include a list of works cited. This should include any sources that you used in your paper, such as books, articles, websites, etc. Follow the MLA guidelines for formatting your list of works cited.
8. Proofread and edit your paper. Check for any grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors. Make sure that your paper is properly formatted and that all sources are properly cited.