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MLA Style It’s realllllllly FUN!!!. Paper Format (Hopefully a review!)  General Guidelines  12 pt. font – double spaced throughout  Set the margins.

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1 MLA Style It’s realllllllly FUN!!!

2 Paper Format (Hopefully a review!)  General Guidelines  12 pt. font – double spaced throughout  Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.  Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin  Header with your last name and page number in the upper right corner  Formatting the First Page of Your Paper  Do not make a title page for your paper unless specifically requested.  In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date. Again, be sure to use double- spaced text.  Center the title. Do not underline, italicize, or place your title in quotation marks; write the title in Title Case (standard capitalization), not in all capital letters.

3 It should look like this…

4 Works Cited Format  Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.  Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.  Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.  Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent

5 It should look like this…

6 Citing Online Sources Because Internet sources typically have no page or paragraph numbers, and Web sites often list no author, people are often confused about how to refer to these sources within their papers. Fascinating!!!

7 Sample Citations Article Within a Web Site Devitt, Terry. "Flying High." The Why Files. 9 Dec University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents. Web. 4 Jan *** Current MLA states that the URL is optional, it is up to the preference of your teacher. For our class we WILL NOT use the URL. For other classes be sure to ask your teacher.*** How do I make one of those?!?!

8 Circle and take notes on the example Devitt, Terry. "Flying High." The Why Files. University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents. 9 Dec Web. 4 Jan Name of author Last, First Title of article Title of the site Date posted or updated Sponsoring organization Date accessed Source Type

9 What if the website is missing certain information? This is the order of the items that should appear in your WEB citation: 1. Author or editor 2. Title of article, page, posting 3. Title of book and printed version information 4. Title of the site, database, periodical, etc., or a description such as Home page 5. Version, volume, issue, or other identifying number 6. Sponsoring organization 7. Date posted (or last update) 8. Number of pages (pp.) or paragraphs (pars.), if numbered 9. Source Type 10.Date accessed 11. Electronic address (or URL) [if instructor requires it – ALWAYS ASK] If it appears to be missing, then you do not include it. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE– SEEK HELP!!

10 Citing Print Sources (Books, Articles, etc.) Print sources are (in my opinion) much easier to cite because they contain all the necessary information! However, there are many different types of print sources… so that could make it slightly confusing. That is WHY you need to refer to OWL Purdue. Whoa, that’s amazing!!!

11 Sample Citation Monthly Periodical Flannery, Tim. The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth. New York: Atlantic Monthly, Print. How do I make one of those?!?!

12 Circle and take notes on the example Flannery, Tim. The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2005.Print. Name of author Last, First Title of article Date/year published Periodical Name Source Type City of Publication

13 This is the order of the items that should appear in your PRINT citation: 1. Author or editor 2. Title of book or article 3. City of Publication 4. Publishing Company OR Magazine/Periodical/Journal name. 5. Version, volume, Issue, or page numbers 6. Date published, or year if the full date is not given 7. Source type If it appears to be missing, then you do not include it. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE– SEEK HELP!!

14 Now it’s your turn… For the following source information, make a complete citation… *Use your notes as a guide *If some information is missing, skip it…

15 #1 Title of Work: Romeo and Juliet Author: William Shakespeare City of Publication: Verona Date of Publication: 1597 Source Type: Print

16 Answer: Shakespeare, William.Romeo and Juliet. Verona, 1597.Print.

17 #2 Date Accessed: Author: SpongeBob SquarePants Website: Date Posted: Website Title: SpongeBob Source Type: Web

18 Answer: SquarePants, Spongebob.Spongebob.3 Mar Mar Web.

19 #3 Editor: Ms. Gorman Title of Article: “107 Reasons Why I Am Fantastic” Date Posted: Site Address: Sponsoring Organization: Know Your Teacher Date Accessed: Source Type: Web

20 Answer: Gorman, Ms.“107 Reasons Why I Am Fantastic.” Know Your Teacher,5 Jan Dec Web. Homepage.


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