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2 And MLA Formatting Mrs. Wyborney AP Language and Composition/EWU Composition and Argument 101

3 Your last name 1 Your Name Mrs. Wyborney AP English Language and Composition 9 February 2012 Header with page # Teachers Name Class Name Page Layout Date: Day Month Year First and Last Name

4 Your Last Name 1 Your Name Mrs. Wyborney AP English Language and Composition 9 February 2012 MLA Formatting Title The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. left-justified, double-spaced ENTIRE document-1 margins, -double spaced, -12 pt. TNR (including title) Header w/pg. #, right-justified, ½ from top, continue through Works Cited

5 Introducing Quotes The first time you introduce your source, give his or her full name and page number: According to Sally Johnson, _________ (23). Every time after you use the same source only give the authors last name and page number: The author argues, Human cloning will lead to the destruction of humanity (Johnson 3). I never use quotes. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, I hate quotations. tell me what you know. Wow. Did you really just say that?

6 Signal Phrases and Quotes According to Sally Johnson, The use of videogames may be educational (23). The page number where the quote came from is inside parentheses. ( ) The period goes outside the parentheses. The signal phrase according to Sally Johnson lets the reader know where your ideas stop and your sources ideas begin. This Closing citation allows the reader to know where the source information stops.

7 Do I still cite my sources if I summarize or paraphrase information from them? Lisa Nakamura argues that conducting research on animals for human diseases is ineffective (3). Nakamura maintains, conducting research on animals for human diseases is ineffective (3). One source indicates that conducting research on animals for human diseases is ineffective (Nakamura 3). YES!

8 Block Quotes Use block quotes whenever your quote exceeds four lines of text Edward J. Bloustein puts it succinctly: The man who is compelled to live every minute of his life among others …has been deprived of his individuality and human dignity (qtd. in Baase 37). I am double spaced and two tab spaces indented. My signal phrase is set off by a colon.

9 Once you use a source, you must list that source alphabetically (by the first word) in a separate works cited page. Works Cited Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. New York: Vintage Books, Print. *See Easy Writer, 232 for formatting details. Title is centered The indention is called a hanging-indent. Everything after the first line is 1 tab space indented.

10 Citing a book Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. New York: Vintage Books, Print. Authors Last name, First name. Title of Book City it was published: Publisher Name, Year it was published. Medium of book.

11 Citing a book with 2 or 3 authors Foucault, Michel, Phillip H. Ault, and Warren K. Agee. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. New York: Vintage Books, Print. Last, First, First Last, and First Last.

12 Citing a journal article Authors Last Name, First Name. Title of Article. Title of Journal. Volume number. Issue number (year published): page range of article. Print. Date accessed. Date in the following format: 23 Apr

13 Citing an online journal article Kostelnick, Charles. "Supra-textual design: The visual rhetoric of whole documents." Technical Communication Quarterly 5.1 (1996): Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. Web. 22 Oct

14 Citing a website Authors Last name, First name. Title of article or piece. Site title. Name of Publisher, Date of publication/most recent update. Web. Date you accessed the page. Use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given. Current Issues in Youth Sports. American Sports Data INC. American Sports Data Inc, n.d. Web. 12 May2009.

15 Citing an individual page on a website Authors Last name, First name. Title of page. Site title. Name of Publisher. Date of publication/most recent update. Web. Date you accessed the page. Use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow.com. eHow, n.d. Web. 24 Feb

16 Citing an entire website Authors Last name, First name. Site title. Name of Publisher. Date of publication/most recent update. Web. Date you accessed the page. Use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given. Weather.com. Weather Channel Interactive, Web 13 Mar

17 Citing an online database Authors Last name, First name. Title of work. Any print publication information. Name of database. Web. Date you accessed the page. Goldman, William. The Princess Bride Shooting Draft Internet Movie Script Database. Web. 12 June 2008.

18 Citing an article in a web magazine Author Last Name, First Name. Article name. Title of the Web magazine. Publisher name, publication date. Web. Date of access. Use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given. Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug Web. 4 May 2009.


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