Using Footnotes and Endnotes in MLA Format Worksheet

MLA Guide

Practice your formatting with this Footnotes and Endnotes in MLA Format Worksheet to ensure you follow the MLA Guide when writing in this style. Ten exercises require you to recognize the correct formatting, write footnotes/endnotes and create a portion of a “Notes” page for endnotes.

Using Footnotes and Endnotes in MLA Format

Instructions

Answer the question in the first exercise. For exercises 2-5, determine whether the formatting is correct. For exercise 6-9, write footnotes/endnote per the instructions in each exercise. For the final exercise, create a “Notes” page following the instructions given.

  • If you are writing a paper in MLA format, should you use endnotes or footnotes? Why?

  • Is the following footnote/endnote formatted correctly if it was to appear in the body of your paper? Why or why not?

  • The dancers held many positions in various troupes8, acted in motion pictures and
    performed in live performances.

  • Is the following footnote/endnote formatted correctly if it was to appear in the body of your paper? Why or why not?

  • Although Sandberg was known for his research on early childhood development—4namely regarding the development of social development— he worked for several years studying socialization during the teen years.

  • Is the following footnote/endnote formatted correctly if it was to appear in the body of your paper? Why or why not?

  • The dancers held many positions in various troupes,8 acted in motion pictures and
    performed in live performances.

  • Is the following footnote/endnote formatted correctly if it was to appear in the body of your paper? Why or why not?

  • Although Sandberg was known for his research on early childhood development4—namely regarding the development of social development— he worked for several years studying socialization during the teen years.

  • Write a bibliographic footnote/endnote. Make up the information, or use a source (article, book, etc.) that you have on hand for the information. Use an Arabic subscript number one to notate it.

  • Write a bibliographic footnote/endnote. Make up the information, or use a source (article, book, etc.) that you have on hand for the information. Use an Arabic subscript number two to notate it.

  • Write an explanatory footnote/endnote. Make up the information, or use a source (article, book, etc.) that you have on hand for the information. Use an Arabic subscript number three to notate it.

  • Write an explanatory footnote/endnote. Make up the information, or use a source (article, book, etc.) that you have on hand for the information. Use an Arabic subscript number four to notate it.

  • Create the start of an endnotes page. Use the four endnotes you created in exercises 6-10, and number them sequentially.