Topic: Cite a source in an essay
July 19, 2019 / By Moyra Question:
in an MLA Essay, if you in-text cite an author of a book are you required to constantly give his name in the parenthesis?
for example if i use a quote of his in my first paragraph and put (Golding Page #) and then use it again in that paragraph would i use just (Page #) or the same as option one?
if the second option is correct, if i use it again in the second paragraph for say would i just put (page #) or have to go back to (Golding Page #)
Lola | 6 days ago
Yes, unless you're citing only one source in your whole essay (like if you're writing an essay about Orwell's "1984" and you quote from 1984 a lot but nothing else -- then you just give it once, and after that, only the page number).
From my experience, you always have to include the author's name next to the page number when citing a text.