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Example Of An Mla Research Paper

The following two sample research papers are typical of the papers that might be submitted in different kinds of courses.

Reading these papers will help you learn about organizing an argument and working with sources. The papers also demonstrate the use of MLA style to document sources and the formatting of the margins, line spacing, and other physical attributes of a printed paper. The MLA’s guidelines on formatting papers appear elsewhere on this site.

The sample papers were written by MLA staff members who are experienced college teachers. You may find that the writing and documentation seem polished. Because the sample papers serve as models, we aimed to make them free of errors in grammar and documentation. Nevertheless, we hope that the papers usefully represent good student work.

 

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This paper, on Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series, shows you how to incorporate figures into your text, style a block quotation, and cite a variety of sources. Read about block quotations in the MLA Handbook (1.3.2–3, 1.3.7).

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This paper, on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and the courtship novel, features examples of how to use notes in MLA style, cite a dictionary definition, and more.

MLA style is the most common citation format for university and college research papers. It is de-facto standard standard in higher education. If you want more information about formatting according to MLA guidelines, please visit the official website of Modern Language Association (MLA)

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Marine Biology Research Sample MLA Research paper

Instructions:
The paper can be on any topic related to Marine Sciences. The most important part of the paper will include a discussion about the current research being done on the topic. The main body of the paper should be comprehensive discussion on the scientific research being done, including what methods are being used to do research and what are the results to date of the research.
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Waste Disposal Sample Research Paper in MLA style

Instructions:
This is environmental science class's research paper but actually it is more likely an essay. Because I need to write what makes me think the trash recycle is important. So this paper need to be focused on personal opinions and experiences. Again, this paper is about why do I think the trash recycle is important.
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Symbolism Example MLA Paper

Instructions:
Pick a short story, a play, and a poem all from our textbook, that all have some of the elements of writing in common (theme, character, plot, symbolism, or setting) and discuss how these elements compare and contrast to each other across the various genres (fiction, poetry, drama) to express their ideas.
My paper will discuss how symbolism is used in each one of these pieces:
Shakespeare-A midsummer's nights dream
Sidonie-Gabrielle-Colette - The hand
Robert Frost- Acquainted with the night
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MLA Writing Style Example Paper on Literature

Instructions:
The student will write a 6 - 10 page research paper that demonstrates the ability to do the following:
1. integrate research with ideas and evaluation
2. base the paper on adequate library material and write it in non-technical language
3. use standard scholarly practice for MLA documentation and source citation
4. avoid plagiarism.
As opposed to persuasion, the objective for this essay is to research some element of a literary work or body of work, or to analyze some pattern of development within an author's work or between two authors or a group of authors.

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