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1 Writing a research paper
Using MLA format Leigh Ann Pieroni, LMS Germantown High School

2 What is MLA? MLA (Modern Language Association) style formatting is often used in various Humanities disciplines.

3 (a list of all sources used in the paper)
What does MLA regulate Document Format In-text citations Works Cited (a list of all sources used in the paper)

4 Some General guidelines:
Type on white 8.5” x 11” paper Double-space everything Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font (or similar font) Leave only one space after punctuation Set all margins to 1 inch on all sides Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch Page numbers in the upper right corner (Last name & page #) Use italics for titles

5 Getting started… If you do not already have a general background on your topic, get the most recent good general source on the topic and read it for general orientation. RESEARCH!!!! Where? Books: GHS Library Card Catalog, Databases, & Websites Take notes as you read the source to help prevent plagiarism. Make an outline to help guide the direction of your paper. Write your first draft. Edit and make final draft.

6 How should my first page look?

7 Works Cited You must cite all the sources you used in your research. This is called the Works Cited page.

8 How do I cite my sources? Citation Maker Easy Bib
Use a citation builder like: Citation Maker Easy Bib Copy and paste into a separate page. Make sure each one is in alphabetical order. Use MLA formatting. YOU CANNOT JUST GIVE WEB ADDRESSES!!!!!

9 Questions?????

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