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Literary Criticism : Appendix

The Appendix

An appendix contains supplementary material to your paper. If you are adding an appendix to your paper there are a few rules to follow that comply with MLA guidelines:

  • The Appendix appears before the Works Cited list
  • If you have more than one appendix you would name the first appendix Appendix A, the second Appendix B, etc.
  • The appendices should appear in the order that the information is mentioned in your essay
  • Each appendix begins on a new page
  • Never include an appendix that is not covered in the text
  • Write a brief description or caption under image
  • Include a full citation in your Works Cited Page

Instead of the author, use the word Appendix in your parenthetical citation. Include the corresponding Appendix letter. 

  • Example:
    • (see Appendix A)