November 26, 2012
Using Secondary Sources and Essays: Issues to consider
Why use the MLA?
A correctly documented paper identifies and acknowledges the ideas and
information in your paper that have come from primary and secondary sources
Our focus will be on evaluating sources, in particular online sources such as
A free copy of the MLA is available to you via OWL Purdue university’s web page.
This is an excellent resource for writers
please adhere to the following format
use standard size paper (8 ½ X 11 inches)
word-process or type the essay using a standard 12 point font
double space every line of the essay, including all quotations and the work
indent each paragraph; do not leave an extra space between paragraphs
leave adequate margins