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Word Chapter 2 Creating a Research Paper
must acknowledge the source. Information that commonly is known or accessible to the
audience constitutes common knowledge and does not need to be acknowledged. If,
however, you question whether certain information is common knowledge, you should
document it — just to be safe.
As discussed earlier in this chapter, the MLA style does not require a separate title
page for research papers. Instead, place your name and course information in a block at
the top of the page, below the header, at the left margin.
To Enter Name and Course Information
Date Formats
The MLA style prefers
the day-month-year
(28 March 2008) or
(March 28, 2008) format.
Whichever format you
select, use it consistently
throughout the paper.
1 Type Alex Pappas as the student name and then press the ENTER key.
2 Type Ms. Singh as the instructor name and then press the ENTER key.
3 Type English 104 as the course name and then press the ENTER key.
4 Type 28 March 2008 as the paper due date and then press the ENTER key (Figure 2–10).
student name
entered on line 1
instructor name
entered on line 2
one blank line is
displayed each time you
press ENTER key because
text is double-spaced
course name
entered on line 3
paper due date
entered on line 4
insertion point
Figure 2–10
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