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1 English II Honors MLA FORMAT

2  “MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.”  English literature  History Other formats: -APA – social sciences, psychology, education, etc. -Chicago Style – book authors, commercial writers WHO USES MLA?

3  8 ½” x 11” paper  Margins – 1” on each side  No cover page  Font – Times New Roman 12pt  Double-spaced  ½” indentation for new paragraphs PAGE FORMAT

4  Page numbering  Name, teacher/professor, class name, due date  Title HEADING

5  “Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.” J.K. Rowling, Der Spiegel,  Try to sound natural while including all information  Which of the following sentences are incorrect?  J.K. Rowling says in her interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, “Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be,” (2012).  J.K. Rowling: “Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.”  “Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be,” said author J.K. Rowling in her 2012 interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. SHORT QUOTATIONS

6  When using a quote that surpasses four lines, you must use block quotes.  “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Author J.K. Rowling said: Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me, (Harvard commencement speech, 2008). LONG QUOTATIONS

7  Separate page  “Works Cited” center justified, regular font  List sources alphabetically by author last name  Refer to Purdue Owl to see what kind of citation formatting is most appropriate. WORKS CITED

8  Purdue Owl https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/  Easy bib USEFUL SOURCES


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