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MLA Format Works Cited and In-text Citations. How to set up your first page: (You will not have a title page)  In the top left corner of your page, write.

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1 MLA Format Works Cited and In-text Citations

2 How to set up your first page: (You will not have a title page)  In the top left corner of your page, write your name, teacher’s name, course, and date  Center Paper Title  Create a header in the upper right corner at half inch from the top and one inch from the right of the page (include your last name and page number)

3 Example of First Page: Lawrence 1 Lara Lawrence Mr. Morris 2 nd Period English 10 April 2014 Air Pollution Is Killing Us All Trouble breathing affects 78% of all Americans at some point in their lives. There are many causes…

4 Works Cited Page  This is the LAST page of your paper.  Is a page all by itself  Where you give publication information about your sources  Is in alphabetical order by first word in each entry (usually author’s last name)  Has “hanging indents”

5 Example of 2 Works Cited Entries Lawrence 4 Works Cited Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. Penguin: London, Print. Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford UP, Online.

6 What about Giving Credit to Other Authors after you quote or paraphrase?  MLA uses parenthetical citations to allow you to prevent plagiarism  Citations depend on your Works Cited page  Ex: Romantic poetry is characterized by the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (Wordsworth 263). Corresponding Works Cited Entry: Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford UP, Print.


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