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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.

Source:

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

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{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Kiara Jackson May 12, 2019, 11:09 am

    Thank you for the help

  • megan April 8, 2019, 12:47 pm

    great.

  • Hunter December 16, 2018, 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the comparison.

  • Marisa October 8, 2017, 1:16 pm

    When I’m wirting by research paper and I want to quote a phrase from a book do I put the book title in italics? I’m confused on how I would do the quotations where to put them.

  • Zellie February 2, 2016, 12:33 pm

    This really helps me thanks a lot this is a great resources.????????????

  • Cathy November 5, 2015, 8:48 pm

    Are bibliography and works cited two different thing. Please explain

  • Katie October 20, 2015, 11:22 am

    In this example you omit the name of the university (unlike you previous sample cover page)… I suppose my question is, which is better for strict MLA guidelines?

  • Francisco March 7, 2015, 10:07 pm

    You guys helped me ALOT!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

  • Lupe November 12, 2013, 9:19 pm

    Thanks so much for your help Stephen!

  • Lupe November 9, 2013, 2:23 pm

    Hello
    I’m writing a research paper MLA style with a cover page, Should the cover page include my last name and page number in the header like the rest of the pages or should it be omitted from the cover page?

    • Stephen November 12, 2013, 10:02 am

      Hi Lupe! No, put your last name and page number on the next page, like the example above or see another example here: https://mlaformat.org/mla-format-cover-page/ => See the Alternate First Page section.

  • Julie September 25, 2013, 4:20 pm

    Wow thanks a lots!!!

  • Cee March 2, 2013, 9:36 am

    What’s the correct way to cite a title of an article (online/print) that’s written close to a sentence –capitalize as if it’s an ordinary title, or keep as is on the Works Cited page? (MLA format) Ex.: “Preventing the next Adam Lanza requires action today.”

  • Zee April 18, 2012, 12:20 am

    How would you list more than one writer? If we have a group name; should I put the logo on the cover page or leave it plain.

  • Rion April 11, 2012, 9:42 am

    Hi, thanks.

  • Tdun April 2, 2012, 12:52 pm

    Great help.

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