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1 MLA Reports Word Applications 1

2 MLA Report  Introduction 1 st Sentence – Attention Grabber Next 3-4 Sentences – Set the Scene Last Sentence – Thesis Statement

3 MLA Report  Body Each paragraph will have the same format. 1 st Sentence – Topic Sentence 2 nd Sentence – Linking Sentence 3 rd Sentence – Your Point 4 th Sentence – Quotation 5 th Sentence – Response to Quote 6 th Sentence – Closing Body should consist of at least 3 paragraphs.

4 MLA Report  Conclusion 1 st Sentence – Restate the Thesis Statement Next 3-4 Sentences – Close the Scene Last Sentence – Memorable Statement

5 MLA Report Format Last Name & Page Number in top right corner Name Teacher Class Date Double Spaced Title – Not Bold Body – Double Spaced

6 MLA Quotes A short quotation of no more than 4 lines, with author mentioned in your writing: Example: Lucille French, writing in the magazine The Village Voice, wrote, “There is no one quite like Joseph Campbell. He knows the vast sweep of man’s panoramic past as few have ever known it” (24).

7 MLA Quotes A short quotation of no more than 4 lines, with author not mentioned in your writing: Example: As one critic noted in the magazine The Village Voice, “There is no one quite like Joseph Campbell. He knows the vast sweep of man’s panoramic past as few have ever known it” (French 24).

8 MLA Quotes A long quotation of more than 4 full lines, with author mentioned in your writing: Peter Opie, author of The Classic Fairy Tales, recognized the important contribution made by the Grimm Brothers. He wrote: The Grimms were visionaries: the first substantial collectors to like folk tales for their own sake; the first to write the tales down in the way ordinary people told them... ; and the first to include the identity of the people who told the tale. The Grimms revived popular interest in the oral tradition at the same time that they instituted critical interest, beginning an interest in a previously unexamined literary past(39). Notice how longer quotations are indented from the left margin of the page—tab twice

9 MLA Quotes A long quote of more than 4 full lines, with author not mentioned in your writing: The author of The Classic Fairy Tales recognized the important contribution made by the Grimm Brothers. He wrote: The Grimms were visionaries: the first substantial collectors to like folk tales for their own sake; the first to write the tales down in the way ordinary people told them... ; and the first to include the identity of the people who told the tale. The Grimms revived popular interest in the oral tradition at the same time that they instituted critical interest, beginning an interest in a previously unexamined literary past (Opie 39).

10 MLA Margins & Spacing Margins: o Top, Bottom, and both sides margins should be set to 1” o Page number in the header should have a ½” margin Line Spacing o Set line spacing to double

11 RECIPE ALERT! Margins: Page Numbers: Having Page Numbers start on second page TabGroupOptionSelection Page LayoutPage SetupMarginsNormal TabGroupOptionSelection InsertHeader & FooterPage NumbersTop of Page  Plain Number 3 TabGroupSelection Header & Footer Tools  DesignOptionsCheck Different First Page

12 Your Task Practice formatting a report by creating a new MS Word document and typing the Brewer Report. Make sure that you: o Set the right margins o Create the correct heading o Insert page numbers in the right format o Spell check your document! o Save your document as “Brewer Report”


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