Use the same structure for all portions of ideas that demonstrate a comparative relationship, such as "4 of the 310 members." Use commas between every three digits from the right in large numerals ("1,000" and "352,000,000"). Type symbols such as "$" for money amounts and percentages in MLA. Use consistent order for information in dates: day-month-year with no punctuation (12 January 1990) or day-month-year with a comma after the day and another after the year unless the date appears at the end of a sentence (January 12, 1990).
One of the main features that MLA 8 includes is the use of a standard template designed to help students gather information about their sources and place them in the right order, regardless of the type of source it is. Students may download this template from the MLA website ( linked here ), and we encourage students to use this as an information-gathering tool. Otherwise, the template asks you to collect the following information, in exactly the order shown and with the exact form of punctuation indicated after each element.