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1 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) MLA Style academic credibility/honesty By: M. Hickey - Cawthra Park S.S.

2 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) What is MLA Style Specifications for essays  Layout  Citing resources

3 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Why Cite  Academic honesty  Give credit to those who earned it  Give credibility to your paper  If you don’t cite, you are plagiarising  Plagiarising is cheating

4 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) A Typical Paper 1"/2.5cm margins double spaced 12 point font Times New Roman every paragraph is indented

5 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) 1 st Step for Citing Entry for every resource used in the essay Double spaced Title is "Works Cited" New page Hanging indent used so second and subsequent lines are pushed in Very specific rules for each resource Alphabetical order by first item in the list

6 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) 2 nd Step for Citing Place embedded citations throughout your essay wherever you use someone else's work

7 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) The Tricky Part Formatting the Citations  Citations are different for every type of resource  Follow the formats and examples for the types of materials you are using  Use the Source It print guide  Use Source It online (site at school only)Source It  rch/howto/ rch/howto/

8 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Works Cited: Guiding Principles  Give as much information as possible  Make sure your teacher can acquire the resource  If something is missing, leave it out  Cite every resource you use  DO NOT cite wikis  Use reliable sources only

9 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Works Cited Basic Rules  Author is first unless there is no author  Titles are underlined  Component works are in quotations  Indent the second and subsequent lines  Place in alphabetical order Steinbicker, Earl. Day Trips New York. Fern Park: Hastings House, Google Books. 12 Jan Anderson, Chalon E., Amy T. Carrell, and Jimmy L. Widdifield, Jr. APA and MLA Writing Formats. Toronto: Pearson, “Police Credit YouTube in Finding Murder Suspect.“ Medicine Hat News (AB) 22 Dec Student Research Centre. EBSCO. Cawthra S.S. 9 Jan Scrooge. Dir. Ronald Neame. Perf. Albert Finney. Paramount Pictures, 2003.

10 Cawthra Park S. S. (sept 2008) Embedded Citation  Check details in "Source It."  Include one for every resource.  Place it in brackets.  Provide the first piece of information from the Works Cited page  Provide the page number if available. (West 12) (14) (Shakespeare ) ("Two Ships Collide…") (Agenda)


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