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Titles The format rules given below are in accordance with the MLA (Modern Language Association) style guidelines. The MLA style guidelines are followed for papers in most humanities courses. Format of titles: Capitalize the first letter of every word in a title except for articles, prepositions, and conjunctions (unless one of these kinds of words is the first word in the title or subtitle). Do this even if capital letters were not used in the title as it was printed in the source where you found it (sometimes newspaper and magazine articles have only the first word capitalized). Examples of correctly formatted titles: Children of the Revolution The Decline of Communism and Socialism New Horizons: A Guide for Grieving Parents
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Unformatted text preview: Center your title at the top of the first page (usually about one or two inches from the top). Do not underline or place quotation marks around your title. Do not place a period at the end of your title. Type your title in the same font style and size as you use in your paper. Do not use boldface. Phrasing of titles: A title is ordinarily written in the form of a phrase, not a sentence. Examples: WRONG: Divorce has many negative effects on children. RIGHT: The Negative Effects of Divorce on Children Sometimes a title is written in the form of a question. Examples: Should Drugs Be Legalized? Capital Punishment: The Answer to Crowded Prisons?...
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