Formatting style is a technique called to help academic auditory to understand better different students’ essays. But for the students formatting styles are the thing to cause a lot of problems as in order to follow them correctly a lot of information should be revised.
The most popular and widely spread among all others formatting styles is MLA format or Modern Language Association format. Such popularity of this style owes to its frequent use in all educational establishments of all levels and different scientific or just specialized periodicals. It is used mainly in Canada, United States of America, Brazil and big Asian countries such as India and China, usually in humanitarian sciences especially in writing on language and literature.
MLA style has its own features connected with:
- using alphabetical order of the authors and certain predetermined order concerning the information about the book in bibliography;
- providing essay writers with a system of referencing their sources through parenthetical citation or so called short in-text citations after the quote in their essays;
- obligation of mentioning the date of use if there is some online source;
- italicizing in titles.
Besides its features from the bibliography and citation point of view is the chance of reaching the best paper writing, and that features of general rule of formatting the text should be followed. Among those rules are such as double text spacing inclusively using the double space between the title and the first line of that text; one inch margins on all sides of the paper; numbering the pages in the upper right-hand corner; and a lot of other requirements about formatting the first page of the paper or section heading and all they are equally important on your way to writing the best paper.
Every student should remember that this way is better to begin at such stages of essay writing as writing drafts, editing and proofreading and even on the stage of literature research when the sources for your future work are being chosen and can be already written down.