General Guidelines

Formatting the first page of your paper

Here is a sample first page of an essay in MLA style:

Fulano 1

Guadalupe Fulano
Owen Williamson
UNIV 1301
12 November 2008

Building a Dream: Reasons to Expand Ross-Aide Stadium

    During the 2000 football season, the Purdue Boilermakers won the Big Ten Conference Title, earned their first trip to the Rose Bowl in thirty-four years, and played consistently to sold-out crowds. Looking ahead...

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is known as the MLA format. This format is used in most English classes at UTEP and in most colleges and universities throughout the USA.  Different formats may apply to different classes, such as psychology or journalism--follow your professor's instructions for paper formats, but if no format is specified, this one will usually serve for any university-level work. 

adapted from

O.W. rev 8/08

For educational purposes only.


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