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Lanigan Central High
Style Sheet
Essay Format
TITLE PAGE

An essay does not need a title page. However, some instructors prefer to have one, especially if the paper is longer than five pages.

Symbolism in Hamlet

John J. Smith
Mr. Brown
English 30A
March 1, 2003

Symbolism in Hamlet

John J. Smith
Mr. Brown
English 30A
March 1, 2003

Create an original title
Title is centred on the page
Titles of essays should not be underlined.
If part of the title is also the title of a
major work, that part must be underlined.
Do not use boldface type or any special
ornamentation of any description.
Your name, teacher’s name, the class and
date are found on the bottom right hand
corner.
Do not abbreviate the subject or the date.

Sample Title Page:

Smith 1

Hamlet was Shakespeare’s clearest vision of a tragic hero, an examination of his characteristics… Smith 1

Hamlet was Shakespeare’s clearest vision of a tragic hero, an examination of his characteristics… Following the title page:
Number all pages of the essay, except the title page,
consecutively throughout in the upper right-hand corner,
approximately 1 cm or ½” from the top.
Your last name should appear before the number on
each page.

Sample numbering with a title page:

No Title Page

The first page of a paper without a title page has its own special requirements.

John Smith
Mr. Brown
English 30A
March 1, 2003

The Tragedy of Hamlet,
The Man

Hamlet was Shakespeare’s clearest vision of a tragic hero, an examination of his characteristics. John Smith
Mr. Brown
English 30A
March 1, 2003

The Tragedy of Hamlet,
The Man

Hamlet was Shakespeare’s clearest vision of a tragic hero, an examination of his characteristics.

Sample First Page: Your name, your teacher’s name, the class and date are found on the top left-hand corner of the first page. SINGLE SPACE! Title should be centred.
The essay…
Make sure to DOUBLE SPACE!
Use “Times New Roman” font, 12-
point size.

General tips for all
Essays:

Use 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11”) unlined white paper.

Write/word process/type on one side only.

Use “Times New Roman” font, 12-point size.

Double-space the entire paper.

Do not leave extra space between paragraphs.

Indent paragraphs.

Make a 2.5 cm or 1” margin all the way around the paper.

General tips for all
Essays:

Use 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11”) unlined white paper.

Write/word process/type on one side only.

Use “Times New Roman” font, 12-point size.

Double-space the entire paper.

Do not leave extra space between paragraphs.

Indent paragraphs.

Make a 2.5 cm or 1” margin all the way around the paper.

Following the first page:
Number all pages of the essay, except the title
page, consecutively throughout in the upper
right-hand corner, approximately 1 cm or ½”
from the top
Your last name should appear before the number
on each page.

Sample page numbering without a title page:

Brown 2

To establish Hamlet as a tragic hero, we must first define hero. A hero… Brown 2

To establish Hamlet as a tragic hero, we must first define hero. A hero…

UNDERLINING, ITALICIZING, AND
QUOTATION MARKS

Quotation Marks:
Put quotation marks around the titles of the following:
1. Anything that is part of a whole, part of a larger work (for example, a poem in an anthology) 2. Poems
3. Short stories
4. News stories
5. Essays
6. Articles
7. Song titles
Quotation Marks:
Put quotation marks around the titles of the following:
8. Anything that is part of a whole, part of a larger work (for example, a poem in an anthology) 9. Poems
10. Short stories
11. News stories
12. Essays
13. Articles
14. Song titles
Underlining and Italicizing

Underline or italicize the titles of the following:
1. Books
2....
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