An MLA research paper does not need a title page, but your instructor may require one. If no instructions are given, follow the MLA guidelines below:
- Type the following one inch from the top of the first page, flush with the left margin (double spacing throughout).
- Your Name
- Your Instructor's Name
- Course Number or Name
- Center the title on the next line. Follow the rules for capitalization. Do not italicize, underline, or bold the title. An exception is when your title includes a title. Example: The Attitude toward Violence in A Clockwork Orange
- Indent the next line and begin typing your text.
- Include your last name and page numbers in the upper right-hand corner of every page. The page numbers will be one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. If your instructor prefers no page number on the first page, begin numbering from 2 on the second page.