How to use italics and quotation marks
Style & Punctuation How to use italics and quotation marks
Organize your notes Good idea to make 2 columns
Some call this a T-Chart 1 column for things italicized 1 column for things that in quotation marks
Italicizing = Underlining
One should always italicize when typing/word processing When one is handwriting, underlining takes the place of italicizing. You should only underline when the rules of style dictate it.
TITLES OF Books Italicize titles of published books
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most popular destinations on Sparknotes.Com.
TITLES OF newspapers and Magazines
Italicize titles of newspapers and magazines The New York Times is my favorite paper to read.
TITLES OF PLays Italicize titles of plays
I saw Hamlet last week at the Fox Theater.
TITLES OF Movies Italicize titles of Movies or TV shows
This summer my daughters couldn’t wait to see Monsters University.
TITLES OF TV ShowS Italicize titles of Movies or TV shows
I caught up with the last season of Lost by renting the DVD’s.
TITLES OF Albums/cd Italicize titles of operas, albums, and CD’s
All Eyez on Me by Tupac Shakur is Sultan Mozip’s all-time favorite album.
TITLES OF Vehicles Italicize titles of the names of spacecraft, aircraft, ships The USS Enterprise was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
TITLES OF artwork Italicize titles of: works of art I had to analyze how color is used in Starry Night for the midterm.
TITLES OF WORKS Italicize titles of works of art
If you travel to Paris be sure to see Venus de Milo at the Louvre Museum.
TITLES OF court cases Italicize titles of legal cases
The Brown v. Board of Education was an important Supreme Court decision to challenge segregation in public schools.
TITLES OF articles Use quotation marks around titles of articles in periodicals (magazines) and newspapers Anyone who read “Dewey Defeats Truman” got a big surprise the next morning.
TITLES OF short stories
Put in quotation marks titles short stories Just for fun, I read “There Will Come Soft Rains” over the summer. Note: Short stories are published with other stories inside books referred to as anthologies.
TITLES OF chapters Use quotation marks around titles of parts and chapters of books I have to read “Westward Expansion” for Mr. Whalen’s history class by Thursday.
TITLES OF episodes Use quotation marks around titles of television episodes My favorite episode of Lost is “There’s No Place Like Home” which has a great cliff-hanger.
TITLES OF Poems Put in quotation marks titles poems
“Cats Don’t Care” is a poem that rhymes.
TITLES OF songs Use quotation marks around titles of songs
“Someone Like You,” by Adele is the Top iTunes Pop Song in many European countries.
TITLES OF Essays Put in quotation marks titles of (someone else’s/not your own essay titles) essay Kyle simply called his impromptu essay “Football.”
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