An easily readable font (most professors prefer Times New Roman)
11-13 point size (most professors prefer 12 point font)
1/2-inch indent on the first line of each paragraph in the body of your paper
Hanging indent on each Works Cited citation
Your last name and page number at the top right of each page header
Heading information at the top left of the first page:
Your Professor's Name
Class and section number
For more details see "Formatting Your Research Paper" on the MLA Style Center.
This slideshow will lead you step-by-step through formatting a Word document in MLA style.
Word document formatted in MLA style.