≡ Menu

MLA Format Cover Page

The Modern Language Association (MLA) does not require you to create a cover page when you complete your research paper, but some instructors may require it.

If your instructor requires your paper to have a cover page, here is how to make it (very easy). This cover page should include: your school name, your research paper title, your name, your class, your professor name and your paper due date.

How to Format Your MLA Cover Page:

  • This page is double spaced and the letters are centered.
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12
  • The first letter of each word should be capitalized with the exception of very short words such as: the, and, of, or, a, an, in, to, for. Note: the first letter of the first word should be capitalized, regardless of what kind of word it is.
  • Type the name of your university, college or high school.
  • Skip to about one-third of the page and type your research paper title, include a subtitle if you have.
  • Skip several lines down and type your name, your course name and number, your instructor name and your paper due date.

Sample MLA Format Cover Page:

Sample MLA Format Cover Page

Alternate First Page (Important):

If your instructor requires a cover page, you would omit the main heading on your first page.

Here is an example of the first page if a cover page is used. You still need your last name and page number on the first page and every other page.

Sample MLA Format First Page with Cover Page

More Info

Sample MLA Paper:

Visit here for a sample paper with the cover page. The cover page can vary slightly. This paper also has the outline page for your sample.

{ 152 comments… add one }
  • Hoyle June 7, 2020, 8:16 am

    thank you

  • Jennings.Luther May 2, 2020, 12:27 pm

    Don’t ask what others have done for you, but ask what you have done for others

  • May.Gladys April 1, 2020, 5:25 am

    The secret of success is to stick to your own goals and beliefs

  • MillerAttlee April 1, 2020, 4:29 am

    Without a reef, there will be no beautiful waves; without setbacks, there will be no magnificent life

  • Andren Redd March 24, 2020, 12:29 pm

    Really cleared things up for me

  • Mo March 22, 2020, 3:14 pm

    thank you

  • ntasha nickiel February 18, 2020, 4:05 pm

    this really helped my a lot thank you

  • Matthew.Ken February 18, 2020, 8:33 am

    The secret of success is hard work

  • BRUH February 12, 2020, 3:06 am

    brUH I HOPE tHiS ESsAY gOeS WElL

    • HAHAHH May 24, 2020, 8:22 pm

      YoUR ComMent HAs Me CACklING. ME TOO

  • la unica February 5, 2020, 6:25 pm

    keep it up, y’all can do it

  • Kathleen.Abbott February 5, 2020, 4:42 am

    I work hard, I insist, I will succeed

  • Buck.Marico February 3, 2020, 11:08 am

    No matter how many times you fail, you must face life and be full of hope

  • Lola December 5, 2019, 1:46 pm

    Wow that was great

  • Mario sanchez December 4, 2019, 3:28 pm

    Yooooooo bruh this actually worked thanks for being a g #lifesaver #Almostgaveup #??

  • sunny December 2, 2019, 10:16 am

    thank you very much!

  • Doug Handley November 23, 2019, 7:13 pm

    thank yo so much i love it

  • SlappyPappy November 22, 2019, 9:03 pm

    thanks!

  • Torger November 18, 2019, 2:46 pm

    Great, thanks!

  • Patrick Snyder October 11, 2019, 11:34 am

    This was so useful! Thx Stephen!

  • James October 8, 2019, 11:31 pm

    This was so helpful.

  • nibba September 8, 2019, 12:55 pm

    What is the subtitle mean

  • Bella September 5, 2019, 10:10 am

    This was Amazing and so useful and easy to understand. Thank you so much!

  • Andrew August 29, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Thank you

  • Matt July 16, 2019, 10:01 am

    Wow this was amazing

Cancel reply

Leave a Comment