essay format mla sample
“The Vietnam War, the American War: Literature, Film, and Popular Memory”
The 2019 judges were Jessica Edwards, University of Delaware; Deb Holdstein, Columbia College, Chicago; and Liana Silva, César E. Chavez High School, Houston, Texas.
In the text of the project or paper, place a parentheses at the end of the line where the figure is discussed, and include the label.
- Create a label for the image or illustration and place it directly beneath the image. Begin the label with the abbreviation “Fig.,” which is short for figure.
- Assign an Arabic number. The image closest to the beginning of the project should be labeled as Fig. 1. The next image in the project should be Fig. 2. and so on.
- Provide a caption. The caption should be a brief explanation, or title of the contents of the image. Place the caption directly next to the label.
- The label (fig,) and caption should appear underneath the illustration.
- Immediately following the caption, it is acceptable to include attribution information. If the image is not discussed further in the rest of the paper or project, it is acceptable to include the MLA bibliography format citation below the image and omit it from the bibliography or MLA format works cited page.
- Also, if the table or illustration’s caption gives complete information about the source and the source isn’t cited in the text, there is no need to include the citation in the works cited page.
Here are the guidelines for formatting in-text citations when using MLA style.
Works Cited Pages
We recommend keeping the font and size the same as the body text and applying title case capitalization. In general, boldface indicates greater prominence, while italics is appropriate for subordinate headings. For example:
Date published December 11, 2019 by Raimo Streefkerk. Date updated: May 8, 2020