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College Essay
Jack Morgan - December 20, 2018


This template lays out the format and provides guidance on how to complete a college essay using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style.

  • Block Quotes

    Use block quotes when quotations are longer than four typed lines.

  • Body of the Paper

    If your paper is long, you may want to start by writing about how your paper is organized. This will help your readers follow your ideas.

  • Conclusion

    The conclusion “wraps up” what you have been discussing in your paper. 

  • Header

    Provides the transmittal information for your paper.

  • Introductory Paragraph

    Titles are centered and written in 12-point, Times New Roman font. The title is not bolded, underlined, or italicized.

  • Notes

    Endnotes are used to explain a point in your paper that does not quite fit in with the rest of the paragraph. Avoid lengthy discussions in the endnote entries.

  • Paper Title

    Provides the title of your paper.

  • Works Cited

    The Works Cited page is a list of all the sources cited in your paper. 

  • Block Quotes

    Block Quotes are developed separately from the paper and later inserted based on the design of the document by the manager.

  • College Essay

    Uses the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide to complete your college essay.

What's New

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This template reflects the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and the MLA Style Manual and Guide.

About Developer

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in Supply Chain Management.  I'm researching real-time challenges in the workplace to spur research direction and classroom content in demand and supply integration. .  This summer I helped launch the TurboWriter business application and thought I'd share a cool experience.  With a little research and some attention to detail, anyone can do it.  Here's my take on how to write a college essay, because the "Big Orange" vision is to commit to theoretically based, practically applied business research as well as teaching excellence.