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MLA: Source Author has the same name as me

From the MLA Handbook, 8th ed., p. 55: There are circumstances in which a citation like "(Baron 194)" doesn't provide enough information to lead ambiguously to a specific entry. If you borrow from ...
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Writing last name of a person in an essay

One website citing the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (New York: MLA, 1988) 46-47 says that you should use just the last name after the first time (with some exceptions): In general, ...
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Can there be text in a section that isn't in a subsection?

In fact, text is always in a "section" if you think about it. It's just that the Case B in the question starts the chapter with an untitled section, followed by titled sections. All that's ...
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How would you cite your own figure in MLA?

If the figure were in another published work, you would cite it the same way you would if it were somebody else's work. Citing yourself is done when applicable; that's not an error. You indicated in ...
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Is there a way to cite sources without the full name, for example by using an acronym, in MLA format?

As people said in the comments, double check with your teacher first - seeing as they're going to be the one grading you, I'd make sure whatever you do is okay with them. Now, if you are citing an ...
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Citing Pseudonym/Handle as Author: MLA 8

I am a PhD and former professor. The purpose of the citation is to allow the reader to access the source material and read it for themselves. I have noticed some academic papers cite blogs and even ...
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MLA-8: How to cite information with multiple sources

It is actually relatively simple. This information is taken from Purdue OWL (a really great website for MLA problems). To cite multiple sources in the same parenthetical reference, separate the ...
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Can you cite a source in the introduction of your paper in MLA?

The MLA Handbook (8th ed.) does not mention the use of citations within introductory text at all. Barring their proscription, I can only assume that the rules for such in introductions are the same ...
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In-text citations for a source with no page numbers

The answer is two fold: Ask your teacher. Google it. I can't ask your teacher for you, but I did a quick Google search. Since you added the mla tag, I assume that's the format required. So here's ...
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Multiple authors in MLA header

I think that it shoud be something like this, with each name on its own line: Paul Rosenburg Sally Seashell James Dickenbottham Peter Demento, Ph.D. PSYC-169 Intro to Wetness 31 December 2018
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Multiple authors in MLA header

As far as I'm know, the MLA format is used to Cite essays, research papers, and other works in MLA Distinguish the works of the other authors Prepare a list of all cited sources (a.k.a. Bibliography ...
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How to cite a letter in an anthology using MLA?

First, note that as of MLA 8 there is a basic way to cite any source. It goes as follows: Author. Title of source. Title of container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, ...
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MLA Background Research Paper: Noting a citation in the text?

You have understood correctly. From the Purdue Online Writing Lab: In MLA style, referring to the works of others in your text is done by using what is known as parenthetical citation. This method ...
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"Quote" within a quote MLA

Ditto Lauren Ipsum. Let me just add that my copy of MLA, Fourth Edition, 1995, says on page 91, section 2.7.7, "Use double quotation marks around quotations incorporated into the text, single ...
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"Quote" within a quote MLA

Why would MLA violate standard typesetting rules? In American English, quoted material nested inside double quotes uses single quotes. (In British English it's the reverse: single quotes on the ...
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How do I cite/reference multiple lines of cuneiform translations in MLA?

A common way to quote lines of text in continuous running text is to separate the lines by forward slashes: The Nebonidus Harran inscriptions says: "... (But) the sons of Babylon, Borsippa, / ...
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Do I quote the author or artist from a comic? MLA

I understand that if you are quoting something that a character said, that you would do the usual (Author's Last name, Page number), but what if you're quoting a scene? I'd go with quoting the last ...
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Do I quote the author or artist from a comic? MLA

If you're doing an individual review, you should mention the entire creative team. Writers, co-writers, pencils, pens, colors, letters. Whoever is on the masthead. But for shorter citations, the ...
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Do I quote the author or artist from a comic? MLA

The MLA doesn't have a definitive statement on this. In an entry about citing speech bubbles from comics they show an example that includes only the author, but the book itself doesn't credit an ...
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MLA: Source Author has the same name as me

I agree with Jason that you should also give a first name or initial with the last name to differentiate it from yours (or anyone else mentioned who shares that last name). This advice is geared for ...
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How do you refer to someone in a formal essay?

According to the MLA website, you should give the person's full name and then refer to them by their last name thereafter.
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May one change punctuation in a quotation to match their own style guide? (MLA)

The MLA handbook explicitly says that altering the original punctuation, capitalization, grammar, etc of a quotation requires you to show with brackets or parentheses that you have altered the quote. ...
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What is a good way to practice essay writing?

I think your question has two parts: practicing and evaluation. Practicing you do, obviously, by practicing. The more you write or plan, the better you become. There is the unproven rule of thumb that ...
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How do you cite song lyrics parenthetically in MLA?

MLA format of song lyrics goes like this: NOTE: Usage of [] indicates information which should be included only if applicable. Lyricist last name, Lyricist first name. Lyrics used in the paper. "...
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Does order matter in an MLA7 header

In my experience, the order matters. Yes, I do believe it's trivial, but I've been enforced on that particular order, and I've encouraged others to stick to the order. All in all, though, it ...
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