Mount Saint Mary's College


Writing Aides

MLA Specifics:  Click here for some details about writing an MLA paper.

Sample Papers:  Click here to find sample papers from some of my former students. These are not perfect papers, and they may be responding to assignments that are different from ours. You might find them helpful nonetheless.

On-line Writing Help:  This link will take you to the University of Wisconsin Writing Center's home page.  If you're writing a paper about literature, page down to the "Writer's Handbook" to find really helpful information; please pay special attention to the directions on "Using Literary Quotations."  You can also find additional MLA help on this site.

Introducing Sources:  If you would like to see specifics about documenting sources, go to this site, which contains basics regarding citing sources and other general MLA formatting issues.  It also contains a sample MLA paper, so you can see exactly what a properly formatted essay looks like.

Interactive Grammar/Mechanics Exercises:  Follow this link to a page that will allow you to brush up on your writing mechanics.