Very often, even the best students have a problem with using the MLA citation style. This article was created to teach you some things that will help you in writing an essay of this format.
It can be incredibly difficult to avoid plagiarism if you refer to different authors in your essay. So how to use the MLA citation format correctly? In this article, we will tell you about the latest version of this style that students should use.
This format has undergone many changes. Right now, students are required to use the Eighth Edition. Professional writing is constantly changing and evolving, so there are some rules students have to follow.
Due to its development, this format has acquired several features. For example, now there is no need to use different writing styles for different sources. Now even social media can be a source for your essay. But it is very important to use it correctly. To do this, you need to take into account many factors. For example, if you are using links, remove all URLs.
Here is a list of recommendations for writing your essay:
Next, we will analyze each part of your essay in more detail.
The information should be placed in the following order:
Do not put any dots after each paragraph. Arrange it in accordance with the standards of the MLA format.
Page numbers should be located in the upper right corner. The name of the student must be located on each page before its number. Do not write a “p” before the number of the page.
The order of information about the online source should be in this order: the surname of the author, page reference from the borrowed material.
If you use citations to pay tribute to the author and show your inspiration with his ideas, you will be highly appreciated. When quoting, remember that you can rephrase sentences to make the quotation relate to your text. The most important thing is to convey the main idea. Also, you can, of course, add direct quotes. Before using online generators, you should understand this style of citation yourself. Otherwise, if the generator uses the old format, you will not execute your work correctly.