how to write an essay

Adjusting the Spacing

Your essay always needs to be doublespaced. Nothing is ever single spaced in MLA format--not the Works Cited, nor your name and other personal details, nor any quotations. To doublespace your document, follow these two steps:

Step one. After highlighting your text (control + a), click on Paragraph under the Format menu.

Step two. In the Paragraph dialog box, choose Double under Line Spacing.



Tom Johnson. Last updated May 2004.