Sample MLA Essays

Here are some model essays to use as guides in formatting an essay in MLA style, including how to cite sources in text and parenthetically.

The first one is a Google doc and comes from Dr. Betsy Allen-Pennebaker in the Core division.

Here’s the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) sample essay.

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