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MLA Tips for Synthesis Essay

MLA Tips for Synthesis Essay

Consult these tips as you finalize your essay, which needs to be emailed to me by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 20th

Remember to use the MLA model essay that I provided earlier in the year (or a reliable online source) for general formatting information.


Tips for Synthesis Essay Works Cited Page:

If you used any sources from the SpringBoard text (including the “They Lived the Dream” handout), you will have an entry for the anthology.  Ms. Runnels has done this entry for you (make sure to thank her!):

Springboard English Language Arts Grade 11. Consumable Student   Edition, College Board, 2014.


You then need an entry for each of the sources you cited.  For SpringBoard texts, follow the provided model:

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name.  “Title.”  College Board, pp. ##-##.


If you used an article printout or online source, use the format you used for your iconic image essay.

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name.  “Title.”  Container, Date of Publication (in MLA format), link to article.  Accessed (Date in MLA format).


***MLA Date Format:  15 Feb. 2017


***Note for Online Sources:  if you are using a handout I provided, you do not need to include the link.  However, if you found an online source on your own, copy and paste the link.

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