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The Extended Essay Formatting and Fine-tuning. Refer to these formatting guides for MLA, APA and other formats: Diana Hacker The OWL at Purdue Sample MLA paper (note: EE requires a Title Page, not shown in this example) Sample APA paper. Title Page (MLA).

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the extended essay formatting and fine tuning
The Extended EssayFormatting and Fine-tuning
  • Refer to these formatting guides for MLA, APA and other formats:
  • Diana Hacker
  • The OWL at Purdue
  • Sample MLA paper

(note: EE requires a Title Page, not shown in this example)

  • Sample APA paper
title page mla
Title Page (MLA)
  • MLA formatting does not ask for a separate Title Page but IB requires one for the EE, so do it this way.
  • Click here for an actual, more detailed example: Title Page.
abstract mla
Abstract (MLA)
  • Next comes your Abstract (maximum 300 words).
  • Write your Abstract after you’ve finished your paper.
  • Don’t count these words in your total word count (max. 4000)
  • Page number will be “ii” with your last name in front of it.
contents page mla
Contents Page (MLA)

Your Contents Page comes after the Abstract and lists all the pages :

- Title page

- Abstract

- Essay (naming sections if appropriate)

- Works Cited

- Appendices, if any

Click to see real example.

works cited mla
Works Cited (MLA)
  • List only those sources you quote from or summarize or refer to in the essay.
  • Here is a real example with more instructions: Works Cited. Another example from a web site: MLA Works Cited
parenthetical in text citations mla
Parenthetical (in text) citations (MLA)

In the text of your essay, when you refer to sources listed on your Works Cited page, follow these guidelines :

Diana Hacker guide

OWL at Purdue

parenthetical in text citations mla some quick examples
Parenthetical (in text) citations (MLA)Some quick examples
  • Author mentioned in sentence

…as Shelton stated (102).

  • Name not given in sentence

…it is strongly argued (Shelton 102)…

  • Two authors say the same thing

…generally agreed (Shelton 11; Bell 98)

  • No author’s name is in the citation

…this evidence is abundant (“Traffic” 4).

title page apa
Title Page (APA)
  • APA format requires a Title Page – and so does the IB EE.
  • Click here for an actual, more detailed example: APA Title Page.
abstract apa
Abstract (APA)
  • Next comes your Abstract (maximum 300 words).
  • Write your Abstract after you’ve finished your paper.
  • Don’t count these words in your total word count.
  • Page number will be “2” with a few words of the title in front of it.
contents page apa
Contents Page (APA)

Your Contents Page comes after the Abstract and lists all the pages :

- Title page

- Abstract

- Essay (naming sections if appropriate)

- Works Cited

- Appendices, if any

Click to see real example.

references apa
References (APA)
  • List only those sources you quote from or summarize or refer to in your essay.
  • Here is a real example with more instructions: APA References. Another explanatory example from a web site: APA References
parenthetical in text citations apa
Parenthetical (in text) citations (APA)

In the text of your essay, when you refer to sources listed on your Works Cited page, follow these guidelines:

Diana Hacker guide

OWL at Purdue (APA)

parenthetical in text citations apa some quick examples
Parenthetical (in text) citations (APA)Some quick examples
  • Author mentioned in sentence

…as Shelton (2006) stated (p. 12).

  • Author’s name not given in sentence

…is strongly argued (Shelton, 2003, p. 102).

  • Two authors say the same thing

…generally agreed (Shelton, 2006; Bell, 2007).

  • No author’s name is in the citation

…evidence is abundant (“Traffic,” 2007, p. 4).

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Although conforming to these formats may seem tedious, it gives your essay polish and makes it easier to assess.

Well done!

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