Headings for differing sections of a paper are not required in MLA Manuscript style.

If your paper has a number of sections, however, it may make sense to provide headings that will help your readers. If you determine that headings are needed, make certain your headings are consistent. Here is an example of a paper with a section heading in MLA Style:

Your instructor, graduate school, or editor may have different requirements than those listed here as guidelines, so make certain you check first.


Always consult your instructor, graduate school, editor, or publisher for their preferences.