Open the word processing software you are using to write your essay. Click on "Insert" at the top of the page.
Click on "Page Numbers." Under the "Position" menu, choose "Top of Page (Header)." Under "Alignment," select "Right." Click on the check box if you need to have a number on the first page of the essay. Check with your professor to see if they want this.
Click "OK" to close the menu. Page numbers automatically appear in order on each page. Double click on the page number header on any page to open a text box.
Type your last name in front of the page number, then click anywhere outside of the box to save it. Your last name is applied to every page in the essay.