The MLA essay format, on the other hand, assumes a typical format that includes the title segment, the body of the essay with necessary subtitles if required and finally the conclusion that will include a work cited page. This resource contains a sample MLA paper that adheres to the 2016 updates. To download the MLA sample paper, select the MLA Sample Paper PDF Marginal annotations indicate MLAstyle formatting and effective writing.
Sample MLA Formatted Paper Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: BedfordSt. Martins, 2006). The papers also demonstrate the use of MLA style to document sources and the formatting of the margins, line spacing, and other physical attributes of a printed paper.
The MLAs guidelines on formatting papers appear elsewhere on this site. The above sample essay is OUTDATED. It is from the 6th edition, not the 7th. The taletell clue is the Works Cited page. Current MLA guidelines no longer require URLs for internet sources but DO require identification of the type of source (print, web, film, etc.
). Sample Essay. in MLA Format: Click on the thumbnails below to see large reproductions of the sample pages. (The essay itself is an adaptation of Samuel Johnson's Rambler 4, for March 30, 1750, on the subject of prose fiction). First Page. Research essays should not include a separate title page.