What Is the MLA Letter Format? Guidelines and Procedures _ MLA letter format is the design and layout of letters in the Modern Language Association (MLA) format. The letter format shows the MLA's flexibility to adapt to all kinds of contemporary correspondence. Of all the research formats used, it is the most user_friendly.
Since the MLA style applies to research papers, there are formatting guidelines that can also be applied to letter writing. What are some of these guidelines? First, in the same way that a student is to write his or her name, course name and number, and professor at the left_hand corner of the paper, letter writers are to place their street, city, and zip code at the top right_hand side. After the zip code, they should place the date (month, day, and year; for example, "June 3, 2008") on which they wrote the letter (students place the date on the left_hand side after the course name and number but before the professor's name). The location to place identification information is different (left vs. right), but the identification information still goes to the top of the page. Next, the letter writer should place the recipient's address beneath the date. Like the addressee, the recipient's address should include street, city, and zip code.