Writing An MLA Essay Title Page: Things To Remember

There are so many different rules for formatting papers depending on what formatting style you’re using, what kind of class it is, And what kind of paper it is. It can be incredibly confusing and hard to keep track of. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to doublecheck how was certain part of your paper, like the title page, should be formatted.

Follow these guidelines on how to write an MLA style title page for your essay.

Your title page should include the following:

  • Your University
  • At the top of the page, centered, should be the name of your university.

  • Your paper’s title
  • About one third of the way down the page, centered, should be your papers title in a slightly larger size font, in the regular font, with each word capitalized.

  • Your paper’s subtitle
  • Many papers have a title and a subtitle. The subtitle should provide a bit more information about what your papers on and what your central argument or thesis statement is. The subtitle should be two lines below being main paper title and should be in a smaller font.

  • Your name
  • Towards the bottom of the page, centered, should be your name.

  • The course name and number
  • Below your name, centered, should be the course name and it’s course catalog number.

  • Your professor’s name
  • Below the course catalog number should be your professor’s full name, including titles such as professor or PhD.

  • The date
  • Finally, also centered, below the professor’s name, should be the date on which the paper is due.

How to come up with a good title:

Far too many students think of their paper title as nothing more then an afterthought. Once they are done writing the paper they will throw together a title of the last minute before printed. This, however, is a mistake. The title of your paper is an opportunity to let your reader know what the paper will be about and what the main points of your argument is. It is also an opportunity to get potential readers who are trying to decide whether or not to read your paper to go ahead and read it. There are many different things that can make a great title: it is important for the title to be catchy yet accurate and informative. Using both the title and the subtitle is one of the best ways to do this.