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.

First, here’s a quick tip on citing sources using MLA style.

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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