Can you use yourself as a source?

Can you use yourself as a source?

Sometimes you will be assigned to write a paper that is based on your experiences or on your reaction to a piece of writing, in these instances it would be appropriate to write about yourself and your personal knowledge. However, you would still never cite yourself as a source on your References page.

Do you have to cite your own knowledge?

Personal experiences and knowledge generally do not need to be cited in an APA references page or within the body (in-text citation) of your paper. If you use personal knowledge that is unusual or to make a statement that someone might question, however, you will want to find research to back your knowledge up.

Is the works cited page centered?

Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page. Only the title should be centered. The citation entries themselves should be aligned with the left margin.

Why do we use MLA?

Why Use MLA? Using MLA Style properly makes it easier for readers to navigate and comprehend a text through familiar cues that refer to sources and borrowed information. Editors and instructors also encourage everyone to use the same format so there is consistency of style within a given field.