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Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

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MLA Format Sample Paper, 7th Edition - MLA Format

9. To add a word or a remark to a quotation, or to replace a word or remark in the quotation, you must place your word or remark in square brackets [ ], ., "The child [Adam] was left miserably abandoned" (Price 756).

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8. If you are quoting 8 or more lines of verse but want to omit one or more full lines, indicate the omission by a single line of spaced dots across the page, enclosed in square brackets, .,

The MLA Style Center

Hi Shellie! The MLA Manual recommends one space after a period but it said if we would like to use two spaces, we are free to do so. Just be consistent throughout the paper.

It is not hard at all. Check out this link for instructions. Check out the example here , the Works Cited list is on Page 7. Let us know if you have any questions. Take care.

In MLA format, I don 8767 t understand why everything on the page has to be double spaced the heading especially. When double spaced the heading itself takes up half of the page. Start a word document and put the margins at 6 8776 then change the paragraph settings to DOUBLE SPACED (even the heading), Times New Roman at 67 font.

Finally, if you have referenced outside sources, you must include a works-cited page to show your readers where you found your information use the format shown below:

top The works-cited page at the end of your essay gives your readers the list of sources you actually referenced within your paper, allowing your readers to easily find those sources themselves. The works-cited page is NOT a bibliography, listing all of the texts you may have researched in preparing the paper.

6. To omit part of a quoted passage, you need to indicate the omission by the use of 8 spaced dots enclosed in square brackets, ., "The local politicians believe welfare [...] should all be paid for through income taxes" (Stewart 6).

Thank you for using the Grammar Handbook at the Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This Handbook explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.

Make sure that you properly document your source with parenthetical references so there can be no questions about plagiarism. Guidelines for parenthetical referencing can be found on at this linked page.

When revising your essay, make sure your paper follows MLA style format. This page contains some general guidelines for the physical arrangement of your pages.

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