essay in mla format sample
Meg Matthias, Miami University, Ohio
Please note that the papers were lightly edited and that missing bibliographic information, such as page numbers, was supplied or invented for illustrative purposes.
- Ado = Much Ado about Nothing
- 3H6 = Henry VI, Part 3
- JC = Julius Caesar
- Mac. = Macbeth
- MND = Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Oth. = Othello
- Rom. = Romeo and Juliet
Read on more details on formatting in the Modern Language Association style and an example paper.
Exercise 1: MLA In-text Citations
Any time you use the ideas A thought, opinion, or impression. , arguments A set of statements or reasons making a case for or against something. , theories In science, a well tested and widely accepted explanation for a phenomenon. Theories incorporate facts, observations, experiments, laws, and careful reasoning. In more general usage, theory may merely mean an unproven idea, speculation, or guesswork. , or words of another writer, you must provide correct and properly formatted citations. Be sure to check with your instructors regarding what style they prefer for formatting any essay you are assigned.
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