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February 2010. Why do we use MLA? - To make our work easy for the reader to understand. - To allow readers to locate information from sources we use.

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1 February 2010

2 Why do we use MLA? - To make our work easy for the reader to understand. - To allow readers to locate information from sources we use. - Give credit to the authors whose work we used. Pg. 614 and 620 in Holt Lit. and Language Arts textbook

3 In Text Citations - Be sure to include author’s last name and page number. As Esquith points out, “ you need to be fairly smart to be a good teacher” (35). “Children learn and understand how to behave by being exposed to new situations and watching others” (Esquith 176). *Note: No comma between*

4 But what if there is more than one author??? “ The crucial point for students to understand is that when it comes to pleasure reading, they can chooose what to read and what not to read” ( Schoenbach et al. 64) If three or fewer authors, list authors last names with commas in between.

5 Works Cited - List ALPHABETICALLY - DOUBLE SPACE -If reference takes more than one line, indent the second line. - Use Times New Roman

6 Works Cited Esquith, Rafe. There are No Shortcuts. New York: Anchor Books, Print. “Multiculturalism.” Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th ed Print. Schoenbach, Ruth, Cynthia Greenleaf, Christine Cziko, and Lori Hurwitz. Reading for Understanding. San Francisco, CA: Jossey- Bass,1999. Print. McGuigan, Cathleen. “Down from Under the Clouds.” Newsweek 17 Mar. 2003: 64. Print. The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and Owl at Purdue and Purdue U, Web. 23 April Whitmarsh, Jamie. Personal interview. 30 Jan

7 Books with ONE author: Esquith, Rafe. There are No Shortcuts. New York: Anchor Books, Print. Authors last name, First name. Title of Book. Place published: Publisher, Year.Medium of Source.

8 Books with MORE THAN ONE Author: Schoenbach, Ruth, Cynthia Greenleaf, Christine Cziko, and Lori Hurwitz. Reading for Understanding. San Francisco, CA: Jossey- Bass,1999. Print. - List authors as listed on text - First author is last name, first name. - Authors following first name, last name. - If more than three authors, you may put first author, then et al. Schoenbach, Ruth, et al. Reading for Understanding. San Francisco, CA: Jossey- Bass,1999. Print.

9 Magazines and Newspapers: McGuigan, Cathleen. “Down from Under the Clouds.” Newsweek 17 Mar.2003: 64. Print. Author. “Title of Article.” Title of Peridocial Day Month Year: Pages. Medium.

10 Reference Books: “Multiculturalism.” Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th ed Print. -Site the same as books, EXCEPT: - do not list publisher information - if organized alphabetically, do not list volume or page number.

11 Internet Sources: The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and Owl at Purdue and Purdue U, Web. 23 April Editor, author, or compiler name. Name of Site. Sponser or Publisher name, date of creation. Medium. Date of access. Globalwarming.org. Cooler Heads Coalition, Web. 24 May 2009.

12 What Kind of Books Should I be using?? -Things to Remember: - WHO is the author? - Is the author an expert? - Is the book recent? - Check copyright date.Check copyright date. - Is the book convenient to use? -helpful pictures? -Table of contents? -Index? - Does the book cover your topic?

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14 “ The crucial point for students to understand is that when it comes to pleasure reading, they can chooose what to read and what not to read” ( Schoenbach, Greenleaf, and Cziko 64)


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