I wish that I had know about latex back in high school when I was writing my MLA styled papers. For example the following template could be used to make a MLA paper for the user really simply.

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article}
\usepackage{ifpdf}
\usepackage{mla}
\begin{document}
\begin{mla}{Your First Name}{Your Last Name}{Professor's last name}{Class name}{Date}{Title}

Body

\begin{workscited}

\bibent
author's last name, first name.  ``Paper Title."  \textit{Book Title}.  Date
of publication.

\end{workscited}
\end{mla}
\end{document}