We use MLA formatting for a variety of reasons. First, MLA format teaches you to properly cite your sources. Also, it gives everyone a format to follow of what the paper looks like. MLA guidelines will become increasingly more important as the semester goes on. I know it's not the most fun concept to learn, but you'll thank me when you get to college.
NoodleTools Citation Generator
This cite will help you create works cited entries. It's completely free -- you just need to change the font after you copy and paste.