Writers sometimes use section headings to improve a document’s readability.
These sections may include individual chapters or other named parts of a book or essay.
You still need your last name and page number on the first page and every other page.
How do I get the header on the second page on down?
If you employ multiple levels of headings (some of your sections have sections within sections), you may want to provide a key of your chosen level headings and their formatting to your instructor or editor.
Sample Section Headings The following sample headings are meant to be used only as a reference.
To see a sample of how a header and title should look like please visit the Formatting a Research Paper page.
You can also download a sample MLA paper from the Online Writing Center.
Without a Cover Page: This is the most common way to begin an MLA essay because MLA does not require a cover page.
Some instructors, however, may require one (see instructions and example below). The Opening Page: On the opening page or the first page, a comprehensive identification (sometimes referred to as the main heading) and essay title should appear.