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MLA Style specifies guidelines for formatting manuscripts and citing research in writing. MLA Style also provides writers with a system for referencing their sources through parenthetical citation in their essays and Works Cited pages. Writers who properly use MLA also build their credibility by demonstrating accountability to their source material.
Most importantly, the use of MLA style can protect writers from accusations of plagiarism, which is the purposeful or accidental uncredited use of source material produced by other writers. The MLA Handbook is available in most writing centers and reference libraries. It is also widely available in bookstores, libraries, and at the MLA web site. 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. 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.
This was a little helpful to me. But since I never paid attention all my life in English class I am confused about how to set up a cover page. Thank you! Leave this field empty. More Info. Malcolm June 1, , pm. Jonas Moran May 25, , am. Thanks bro.