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1 Kemp 105 Monday -Thursday 9 to 4 Friday 9 to 12

2 This presentation will cover: General MLA guidelines First page format In-text citations Formatting quotations Works Cited format Works Cited entries

3 Make sure you have current guidelines: o No more Underlining (only use italics) o Publication Medium (e.g. Print, Web, etc.) o New Abbreviations (e.g. “N.p.” for “no publisher given”) o No more URLs in Works Cited entries

4 #1 Rule for any documentation: Always Clarify with your instructor & ask for guidelines!

5 o Type on white 8.5” x 11” paper o Double-space everything o Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font (or similar font) o Leave only one space after punctuation o Set all margins to 1 inch on all sides o Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch

6 o Header with page numbers in the upper right corner o Use italics for titles of longer works o Use quotations for titles of shorter works

7 o No title page o Double space everything o In the upper left corner of the 1st page, list your name, your instructor's name, the course, and date o Center the paper title (use standard initial caps but no underlining, italics, quotation marks, or bold) o 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)

8 Thompson 1 Marie Thompson Professor Hammond English 201 May 25, 2007 The Power of Consequence According to Thomas Kuhn, American intellectual and philosopher of science, power is “the ability to satisfy one’s wants through the control of preferences or opportunities” (Kuhn 317). Thus, in order for an individual to increase or enhance power she must first possess autonomy, the freedom to choose one’s preference.

9 o MLA uses parenthetical citations within the paper that correspond to entries on the Works Cited page  Author and/or title can be mentioned in sentence, and if so, reduce the need for information in parentheses  Use page number for print sources or PDF files

10 In-text Example: Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as “symbol-using animals” (3). Human beings have been described as “symbol-using animals” (Burke 3). Corresponding Works Cited Entry: Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, Print.

11 In-text Example: We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change...” (“Impact of Global Warming” 6). Corresponding Works Cited Entry: “The Impact of Global Warming in North America.” Global Warming: Early Signs Web. 23 Mar

12 In-text Examples: Smith, Yang, and Moore argue that tougher gun control is not needed in the United States (76). The authors state “Tighter gun control in the United States erodes Second Amendment rights” (Smith, Yang, and Moore 76). Note: list authors in the order given in source; for 4 or more, list first, et al Corresponding Works Cited Entry: Smith, Robert, Nita Yang and Paula Moore. Gun Control in America. Chicago: Northeastern University Press, 2010.

13 In-text Examples: Lightenor has argued that computers are not useful tools for small children (“Too Soon” 38), though he has acknowledged elsewhere that early exposure to computer games does lead to better small motor skill development in a child's second and third year (“Developmental...”). Corresponding Works Cited Entries: Lightenor, Michael. “Developmental Delays” Parent Magazine. June Web. 29 Sept “Too Soon.” Time Magazine. March 10, Print. Note: use 3 hyphens to indicate the same name & alphabetize by titles

14 In-text Example: Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as “social service centers, and they don't do that well” (Qtd. in Weisman 259). Note: when your source refers to a course, indicate it within sentence and abbreviation for quoted in Corresponding Works Cited Entry: Weisman, Henry. High Schools in Decline. NewYork: Norton & Sons, 2005.

15 In-text Example: One critic on the Critics Corner website stated that Fitzcarraldo is “...a beautiful and terrifying critique of obsession and colonialism” (Garcia, “Herzog: a Life”). Corresponding Works Cited Entry: Garcia, Elizabeth. “Herzog: a Life.” Online Film Critics Corner. The Film School of New Hampshire, 2 May Web. 8 Jan

16 In-text Examples: According to Foulkes's study, dreams may express “profound aspects of personality” (184). Is it possible that dreams may express “profound aspects of personality?” (Foulkes 184). Cullen’s poem concludes, “Of all the things that happened there / That's all I remember” (11-12).

17 In-text Example: Nelly Dean treats Heathcliff poorly and dehumanizes him throughout her narration: By chance, or else attracted by hearing his voice, it crept to Mr. Earnshaw’s door, and there he found it on quitting his chamber. Inquiries were made as to how it got there; I was obliged to confess, and in recompense for my cowardice and inhumanity was sent out of the house. (Bronte 78) Note that the quotation is still double-spaced and indented ½” only on the left side. The period comes before the parenthetical.

18 Example for Adding Words: Jan Harold Brunvand, in an essay on urban legends, states “some individuals [who retell urban legends] make a point of learning every rumor or tale” (78). Note the use of brackets for added words. Example for Omitting Words: In an essay on urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand notes that “some individuals make a point of learning every recent rumor or tale [...] and in a short time a lively exchange of details occurs” (78). Note the use of brackets and elipses for deleted words.

19 Works Cited Hare, R.M. “Decisions of Principle.” The Language of Morals. Clarendon Press: Oxford Print. “Kant’s Moral Philosophy.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. February 26, Web. May 9, Mill, John Stuart. “Utilitarianism.” The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy. Ed. Thomas Mautner Web. April, Sidgwick, Henry. “The Methods of Ethics.” Macmillan and Company: London th edition. 413, Print.

20 Basic Format: Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Examples: Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin,1987. Print. Gillespie, Paula and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn, Web. Guttenberg Project. 10 Nov Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. New York: St. Martin's, Print.

21 Basic Format: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication. Examples: Buchman, Dana. “A Special Education.” Good Housekeeping Mar. 2006: Print. Duvall, John N. “The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise.“”Arizona Quarterly 50.3 (1994): Print.

22 Basic Format: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical Month Year. Volume. Issue (Year): Pages. Name of database. Date of Access. Example: Barak, Efraim. “Ahmad Amin and Nationalism.” Middle Eastern Studies (2004): Research Library. Web. April 28, 2007.

23 Web Source Format: Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). “Article Name.” Name of Site. Name of sponsor, if different. Date of last update. Web. Access. Examples: “Bullying in High schools.” Prevent Bullying. DSHS Web. 25 May Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue University. 28 Nov Web. 10 May 2006.

24 Get help with MLA-style writing On campus: Kemp 105, M-F Or ngcenter/index.html

25 Thank you!


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