Your essay should follow MLA guidelines for formatting the essay itself in addit
Your essay should follow MLA guidelines for formatting the essay itself in addition to proper MLA in-text and Works Cited citations. You should have a total of 3-4 sources that you quote or paraphrase with in-text citations; your quotes/paraphrases should be no more than 15% of the total word count of your paper. If you quote or paraphrase in your essay, it must directly reflect an immediate in-text citation after the quote/paraphrase and must also be listed in your Works Cited. Please refer to the handout you were given that shows the difference between in-text citations and how to cite sources on your Works Cited page.
Paragraphs should be 8-10 sentences in length and your paper (excluding your Works Cited page which goes at the very end of your document) should be 5-6 pages in length. Your Works Cited page will make your total essay 6-7 pages in length.