This one-page guide will help students format their essays correctly. It gives instructions on how to correctly format their essays according to MLA style and gives a sample of how a correct paper would look. It also gives hints on which menus to use in Word to change the margins, header, etc. I print this out for my students and they keep it in the writing section of their notebooks all year for reference. Often, when I give them this handout, I'll pull up Word on the LCD projector and we format the header, title, margins, etc. together for their first paper.