MLA is generally simpler and more concise than other styles but there are still a lot of rules that need to be followed. Here are some of the basic guidelines:
The MLA Style Center also offers guidelines on formatting papers. This page includes information on margins; text formatting; heading and title; running head; works cited; tables and illustrations; paper and printing; and more.
The MLA Style Center also offers sample papers to help you learn about organizing your paper. The papers also show how to use the MLA style to document sources and how to format margins, line spacing, and other physical attributes of a printed paper.