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MLA Format Sample Paper, with Cover Page and Outline

Here is a sample paper in MLA format that has both the cover page and the outline pages. This paper has 10 pages so if you are under a slow Internet connection, please wait a few seconds for all of the pages to load. This paper is current with the latest MLA manual.

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Title Page

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Outline Page 1

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Outline Page 2

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Page 1

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Page 2

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Page 3

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Page 4

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Page 5

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MLA Format Sample Paper, Works Cited

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MLA Format Sample Paper, End of Sample Paper.


– Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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  • Areeb March 15, 2019, 10:16 am

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  • harley gomez January 22, 2019, 2:06 pm

    yay this helped alot i could never had made it through my essay

  • Stephen Langley January 15, 2019, 11:36 am

    Very cool, Kanye.

  • Desan Watson November 10, 2018, 1:15 am

    This was extremely helpful. I’m currently writing a book report for my Caribbean Civilization course. Thanks

  • Jacob the leprechaun March 13, 2018, 3:18 pm

    I very much enjoyed this. This will help me with my researrch pap er

    Jacob <3

  • Erik November 15, 2017, 9:38 am

    help so much appreciate

  • Barbara Plouffe September 22, 2017, 10:34 am

    I think that this was very helpful in many ways. It is was able to give me some insight on many different issues.

  • Faith March 11, 2017, 11:50 am

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  • CharInCincy December 25, 2016, 3:25 am

    Thank you

  • Salina Bujosa December 15, 2016, 10:57 am

    I will recommend this website to anyone who needs help because it really does take you step-by-step. Thanks!

  • CharInCincy November 3, 2016, 1:36 pm

    I was hoping to find where I can set the MLA outline under “Styles” in MS Word, but thank you.

  • Reonta November 2, 2016, 3:28 pm

    nice mla paper really like the info

  • kaitlyn November 2, 2016, 10:54 am

    this is a amazing website

  • Livi October 31, 2016, 2:43 pm

    Usefull for my reports. Its also useful for future references

  • Ibrahim October 21, 2016, 7:49 am

    Hello. My final project is a 5-10 page research paper, to be done in MLA style. The instructions merely say it requires a cover page and a Works Cited page; nothing about outline pages. Are outline pages so standard that I should just assume they’re expected and include them, or can I omit them unless they’re specifically mentioned?

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  • Debra April 11, 2016, 8:55 pm

    This example is awesome in format and content. Who would have thought to take this approach on such a controversial topic.

  • Kendra March 21, 2016, 4:51 pm

    This was extremely helpful!

  • Bethania February 24, 2016, 4:10 pm

    Very helpful

  • Tarsha September 17, 2015, 7:50 pm

    Thank You the example has been very helpful. I start classes online thursday and I have a sample paper due this weekend for my orientation credit. I have never used this style. I haven’t written a paper in over 25 yrs. I was given written instructions but to see some type of visual is awesome. Thank you again!

  • Cristina gomez May 2, 2015, 8:31 am

    Thanks, it helps a lot. I was wondering where goes your name on the paper, because I just started to take classes by internet so I don’t really have a teacher to teach me how do this kind of papers and you did it, God bless you!

  • Lauri April 17, 2015, 7:52 pm

    This information was very helpful, thank you! I utilized the cover format with the university name at the top as it looks much more professional than the second. I like to have as much information on the cover page as is allowed. 🙂

  • Jani March 19, 2015, 7:52 pm

    Thanks! This was really helpful for my final paper in one of my classes. I really appreciate it 🙂

  • Laura November 4, 2014, 8:25 pm

    Thank you for the easy to read and understand example.

  • Zenobia June 6, 2014, 10:06 am

    Thanks, this outline and example gave me exactly what i needed to master my essay.

  • Erik li November 28, 2013, 10:48 am

    Very helpful
    Got stuck with teachers guide lines

    Erik li

  • Erik's Bae November 14, 2013, 12:03 pm

    Very helpful…

  • Tracy Asher September 15, 2013, 10:10 pm

    This was very helpful in the preperation of writing my paper for english and business classes. Thanks

  • Angie Pan May 1, 2013, 11:45 pm

    I was trying to format my cover page in MLA. On the page about the cover page it says to have the university name at the top, the title 1/3 down, and the name, course/teacher/date information at the bottom. In the sample, there is no university name at the top, the title is 1/3 down, the name is in the middle of the page, and the course/teacher/date information at the bottom. The discrepancies are confusing and I suggest correcting this. Otherwise the site was very helpful.

    • Stephen May 2, 2013, 9:56 am

      Thanks, Angie! If your teacher doesn’t provide any instructions, you can use any of those two samples. Please do confirm with your teacher to make sure. Take care!

  • Lebrooks April 15, 2013, 10:00 am

    Thanks for the mla sample paper.

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