Examples of MLA Citation Style Headings

example of mla style heading

Example of MLA Style Heading for Title Page

Josh Steele  [Student’s full name]

Dr. Alexander Fleming [Instructor’s full name and title]

Phonetics 55 [Class information (course name and number) ]

4 October 2010 [The submission date in DD Month YYYY format]

  • Same font is used throughout the essay (including the heading, the header and title). Most commonly used fonts are Times New Roman and Arial.
  • Decorative and script fonts are not at all recommended.
  • Standard font size is 12 pt and do not increase your font to make the paper look longer.
  • There is no punctuation mark between the last name and the page number in the header.

MLA Citation Style for Internal Page Headers

Steele 11

  • The entire essay is to be double-spaced including the works cited and quotations. The only portion without it is your heading.
  • Do not leave an extra space between paragraphs.
  • Punctuation at the ends is followed by two spaces including periods, question marks, and exclamation marks. All other punctuation is followed by one space such as comma, colon, and semi-colon. The dash and hyphen have no spaced after them.