The MLA style of documentation is among the most commonly preferred documentation formats for academic research papers in literature, humanities and many other subjects. The MLA style is quite simple and flexible in its rules and accommodates almost all types of documentation requirements. However, there are certain features which make the MLA style different from the others. Starting from the introductory paragraph to the conclusion, all parts of term paper or research paper must be formatted appropriately. As the introduction is the first paragraph of your paper, you may start by formatting your MLA introduction paragraph in the most appropriate manner.