The identification includes the following information: The Modern Language Association (MLA) does not require a cover page, but some instructors may require it.
In certain situations or assignments, a paper with a cover page can look more professional.
Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to format papers in your class assignments and projects.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are a self-serve option for users to search and find answers to their questions.
You may employ whatever system of formatting that works best for you so long as it remains consistent throughout the document.
This page contains general guidelines on how to properly format the headings on a paper using MLA format.
Essays MLA recommends that when dividing an essay into sections you number those sections with an Arabic number and a period followed by a space and the section name. If you are only using one level of headings, meaning that all of the sections are distinct and parallel and have no additional sections that fit within them, MLA recommends that these sections resemble one another grammatically.
For instance, if your headings are typically short phrases, make all of the headings short phrases (and not, for example, full sentences). It should, however, be consistent throughout the document.
However, some instructors do prefer a separate title page.
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