Answered By: Elyse (she/hers/her)
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2021     Views: 14942

According to The MLA Style: Formatting a Research Paper This link opens in a new window webpage you do not include a title page with your paper.

Instead, you will include a Header and Title on the first page. The header and title are double-spaced like the rest of the paper. 

  • The header includes:
    • Your Name 
    • Professor's Name 
    • Course Number 
    • Date (in day month year format).  
  • The title should be centered and you should follow capitalization rules found in the MLA Handbook. 

For Example

Student 1

Jane Student

Professor Smythe

ENG 123: English Composition II

8 April 2021

Title of My Paper

Screenshot of an example MLA paper showing how to format the header and title in a paper.

To see a sample of how a header and title should look like please visit the Formatting a Research Paper page This link opens in a new window.  You can also download a sample MLA paper This link opens in a new window from Academic Support.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to format papers in your class assignments and projects.

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