Resource 25: “Creating an MLA Works Cited Page”-Writers Handbook (University of Wisconsin)

We have already looked at Purdue OWL’s resources on this matter. To review your updated Works Cited pages, we will use: “Creating an MLA Works Cited Page” The Writer’s Handbook MLA Documentation Guide-University of Wisconsin’s Writing Center.


Resource 24: “MLA Documentation Guide”-The Writers Handbook, U. of Wisconsin Writing Center

We will look at two resources from the well regarded Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin.

First, their introduction page with helpful advice for incorporating sources:

Second, “general information” about parenthetical citations. We’ll also look at other pages as necessary:



Resource 19: MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format (OWL)

MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format

We are starting with the end in our exploration of transitioning into research essay writing, the Works Cited page. I like this approach because you get a tangible feel for how you are technically working the ideas of your sources into your own original ideas.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) gives a good overview of how to approach proper citation for a research essay. Our textbook Writing for Success even refers readers to go to the regularly updated MLA information on Purdue OWL.

We will start here with:

MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format

Resource 1: “What is Academic Writing?” Writing Spaces, Vol. 2

In “What is Academic Writing?”, L. Lennie Irvin writes directly to new college students and claims, “Your success with academic writing depends upon how well you understand what you are doing as you write and then how you approach the writing task.” She focuses on ways to do both and sets up a good overview of what college students learn in composition courses and what skills you can hope to gain. This essay appeared in the OER text Writing Spaces, Vol. 2.

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