MLA is the most commonly used style for English classes. In college, MLA rules are taken very seriously. Creativity is not acceptable. Some instructors and professors are extremely rigid in their expectations of MLA formatting, so the best course is to learn to do it correctly all the time. It is safest to make correct formatting a habit, and then it will never be the cause of a low grade.
Nevertheless, sometimes Word produces less-than-perfect results. This video explains the mysteries of Word that can interfere with MLA formatting success.
Open a Word document and pause the video during the steps so you can set up a perfectly formatted MLA document.
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