If I have a cover page as the example provided, do I still need the heading on the next page? And should the pages after that contain my last name on the top left as the header does on the on the previous pages? Reply Stephen February 4, at 9:
Double-spaced paragraphs A header with author's last name and page number one-half inch from the top of each page. Name of author, name of professor, title of course, date of paper on the first page of the paper. A works cited page beginning on a separate page at the end of the paper.
Follow the steps below to format your essay or research paper according to MLA whenever you use Microsoft Word. Before you begin, however, make sure that you can see the Standard and Formatting toobars displayed on two rows on your screen.
Set the page margins to one inch. From the Page Format dialog box, set each margin at 1" inch by entering the number or using the up or 6 page research paper mla format arrows beside each margin setting. Then click OK, as shown below. Set the line spacing to double spaced. From the Menu Bar, select Format and Paragraph: Make sure to select the Indents and Spacing tab, as shown below.
Under Line Spacing, select "Double. Create a header with your last name and automatic page numbering. To create the header and set automatic page numbering select View and then Header and Footer from the Menu Bar: The header will appear at the top of your screen, ready for you to enter text and automatic page numbering: Notice that the cursor is set on the left margin.
Click the Align Right icon from formatting toolbar to align the text on the right margin. Notice that the cursor is shown at the right margin in the header section below: Type your last name in the header section.
Then press the spacebar once to leave a single blank space after your last name, as shown below: Enter the first page information. Type your name and then press the Enter key once.
Type your professor's name, and then Enter. Type the course identification, and then Enter. Press the Enter key once. Click on the Align Center icon on the formatting toolbar.
Type the title of your paper, capitalizing the first word and all major words and proper nouns. Do not use italics, boldfaced type, underlining, or all caps to format your title. Do not type a period at the end of the title.
Click on the Align Left icon so that you will begin typing on the first line. Be sure to press the Enter key once only when you have completed a paragraph: Type the works cited page. Your header with your last name and automatic page numbering should appear at the top left of your paper if you are viewing your document in the "print layout" view option from "View" on your menu bar.
Click the Align Center icon so that your title will be centered. Before doing so, be sure to click "Format" and then "Paragraph" on the menu bar and check your paragraph format to make sure that the first line of the paragraph is not indented.
If it is, change the first line indent to "none" and click "OK" in the Paragraph dialog box. Type Works Cited do not underline, boldface, italicize, or enclose the title in quotation marks. Press the Enter key once to begin a new line your line spacing is already set at double.
Click the Align Left icon or, from the menu bar, select Format and Paragraph, select the Indents and Spacing tab, and change Alignment to left. Select Format from the menu bar and Paragraph.
In the Indents and Spacing section, click Special and then click Hanging. Type your first works cited entry in the MLA format.
Remove the hypertext from the Internet address.Writing the MLA Research Paper Philosophy 1. Name • Research = re-search, i.e., search and search again for information Format at a Glance.
1. Have a cover page containing the title of your paper, your name, the title of the course and 1. The general writing style of the research paper is slightly more formal than that of a.
Find out the thinking behind MLA style and get opinions and tips from MLA editors. Formatting a Research Paper Get our guidelines on margins, page numbers, and so on.
Note: If you are writing a research paper in the MLA format that includes a title page and an outline page or pages before the body of the paper, you can download a template and substitute your information on the title, outline pages, and first page of the body of the paper.
This template includes no page number on the title page, lower case. A research paper does not normally need a title page, but if the paper is a group project, create a title page and list all the authors on it instead of in the header on page 1 of your essay.
If your teacher requires a title page in lieu of or in addition to the header, format it . MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8 th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
If your instructor requires your paper to have a cover page, he/she usually provides specific instructions on what you should put on the cover page. Here is the general MLA Format cover page: this page should include your university name, your research paper title, your name, your class, your professor name and your paper’s due date.