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1 MLA Citation & Documentation Using a Primary Source to Support a Text-Based Essay

2 MLA Citation & Documentation Before We Begin: What does plagiarism mean? Why (or why not) do you think it is wrong?

3 MLA Citation & Documentation Remember: We cite 1 as well as in the 2 in order to show that: 1.We are 3 to someone else for their work, 2.We understand the writing of an author as well as our ability to 4 the ideas of one person with our own. In-Text Citation This is where you make 5 to the work from which you are taking a 6 quote as well as the 7. i.e. The boys were “terribly mischievous” said mother (Smith 1). SMITH is the last name of the author and this quote was found on page 1. If I quote from Smith again in the same paragraph without quoting from another author, then I only include the page number. i.e. He said, “I know they were bad, but boys will be boys” (2).

4 MLA Citation & Documentation In-Text Citation & Source Integration It is important to note that you do not 8 (DQ) into the middle of your paragraph without properly 9 them. i.e. “I think those boys should be sent to the country” (Smith 2). X Abe said that he thought “those boys should be sent to the country” (Smith 2).  Notice that: 1.There is an 10 phrase that helps to 11 the quoted material into the sentence, and 2.The introductory phrase and quoted material are written in a 12 correct format.

5 MLA Citation & Documentation The Works Cited The purpose of the works cited is to provide a 13 of those primary, secondary, and tertiary sources used in a text-based writing assignment.  For our purposes, we will be focusing solely on primary sources.  The information provided will often be slightly 14 from the 15 of source to the next, i.e. a website will look different when compared to a regular novel. Now, let’s look at some examples!

6 MLA Citation & Documentation Helvie 5 Works Cited Small, David. Stitches: A Memoir. New York: Norton, Print. McKeen, Scott. “A Man’s Guide to Slimming Couture.” The Contemporary Reader. Ed. Gary Goshgarian. New York: Pearson, Print

7 MLA Citation & Documentation Helvie 5 Works Cited Small, David. Stitches: A Memoir. New York: Norton, Print. McKeen, Scott. “A Man’s Guide to Slimming Couture.” The Contemporary Reader. Ed. Gary Goshgarian. New York: Pearson, Print 12 point, Times NR, and double- spaced I still include a pg. # here Title is centered w/o any special formatting STANDARD NOVEL: Last, First. Book Title. City: Publisher, Date. Print. *** STANDARD ARTICLE FROM AN ANTHOLOGY: Last, First. “Article Title.” Anthology Title. Editor. City: Publisher, Date. Print. *** *** If book is a digital / audio copy, list the source, i.e. Kindle, instead of Print.   Paragraph Format = Hanging Indentation 

8 MLA Citation & Documentation Time to Practice! Create a works cited for the following entries (obviously, it doesn’t need to be typed): Horace’s Compromise by Theodore Sizer. YOUR IRP graphic novel. You can also use websites like Easy Bib to create your own works cited without worrying about how to correctly format it – just fill in the blank fields!

9 MLA Citation & Documentation NOW, update your Final Copy of Essay #1 (The ENG 066 Survival Guide ) so that it reflects these rules for in-text citation as well as source integration.


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