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MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide. MODIFIED FROM: OWL.ENGLISH.PURDUE.EDU. Overview. This presentation will cover: 2009 MLA updates How to Format the Essay Works Cited Page In-text Citation. Objective. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • MODIFIED FROM: OWL.ENGLISH.PURDUE.EDU

    MLA 2009Formatting and Style Guide

  • OverviewThis presentation will cover:2009 MLA updatesHow to Format the EssayWorks Cited PageIn-text Citation

  • Given information and materials, teachers will understand how to teach MLA formatting by practicing formatting.Objective

  • For the students, what is the value of learning MLA style formatting?Why is MLA valuable for High School teachers?

  • What does MLA regulate?

    Document FormatWorks Cited (a list of all sources used in the paper)In-text Citations

  • Old MLA Rules:

    Underline titles in Works Cited Page Provide URL for web sources

    New MLA Rules:No more underlining (only use italics)

    Publication Medium (Print, Web, DVD, etc.)

    No URLS

    Same

    Paper formatting

    In-text Citations

  • Formatting the EssayDouble Space Everything

    Use 12 point, Times New Roman font (or similar)

    Leave only 1 space after punctuation marks

    Set all margins to 1 inch

    Last Name & Page Numbers in the Upper Right Hand Corner

    No Title Page (see Rule #1)

    Upper left hand corner: Name, Instructors Name, Course, Date

    Center the Paper Title (Do not Bold, Underline, Italicize, or Quote)

    Use Italics for all other titles

  • DEFINITION: A LIST OF ALL SOURCES USED IN THE PAPER

    HOW CAN WE USE THE WORKS CITED PAGE TO PREVENT PLAGIARISM? Works Cited Page

  • FormatOrder Works Cited Page at the end of Essay (continue with the page numbers of the essay)

    Double Space Everything

    Create a Hanging Indent List all entries in alphabetical order by authors last name.

    If there is no author then list a work by its title (Ignore words like, The, An, or A)Works Cited Page

  • Works Cited Page: BooksBasic 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.

  • Works Cited Page: Magazine Article Article in a Magazine Format:Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication.Example:Buchman, Dana. "A Special Education." Good Housekeeping Mar. 2006: 143-8. Print.

  • Works Cited Page: Web SourceWeb Source Format:Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Article Name. Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher). Date of last update. Medium of publication. Date of access.

  • Works Cited Page: Web Source Examples:Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. Web. 4 May 2009."How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow.com. eHow, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2009.

  • In-Text Citation: The BasicsMLA uses parenthetical citations.

    The citations depend on the medium (print, web, dvd, etc.)

    Parenthetical citations should correspond to the sources entry on the Works Cited page

  • Additional Citation Rules

    There are SEVERAL citation rules. Teaching all of these can be overwhelming and daunting for you and the students. For now, lets stick to the BASICS. Whether you quote or paraphrase an idea, ALWAYS use a parenthetical citation.

    A quotation CANNOT stand on its own as a sentence.

  • 4 Parts of a Sentence that uses a QuotationScaffolding for StudentsLead- In

    Quotation

    Citation

    Punctuation MarksBasic In-Text Citation

    Lead-in

    ,Quotation

    ( ).

  • What is a Lead-in?Definition: a brief clause or phrase that introduces the quotation or gives the reader context information about the quotation.

    How long should the lead-in be?The lead-in can be a short phrase (a group of words that does not contain a subject and verb).Or the lead-in can be a clause (a group of words that contains a subject and a verb). So a lead-in can be a complete or incomplete thought. Either way, place a comma at the end of the lead-in.

  • What type of information belongs in a Lead-in? Author Title of Source Genre of source Topic Facts or circumstances that surround the quotation Plot background Speaker

  • Sample #1

    Lead-In

    ,

    QuotationOur labor tills the soil, our dung fertilizes it, and yet there is not one of us that owns more than his bare skin ( ).

  • Sample #1

    Is the lead-in a complete thought or an incomplete thought?

    What information from the list below did this lead-in include? Author Title of Source Genre of source Topic Facts or circumstances that surround the quotation PlotSpeaker

    Lead-inAs evidence of the animals unfair conditions, Old Major states,Whole SentenceAs evidence of the animals unfair conditions, Old Major States, Our labor tills the soil, our dung fertilizes it and yet there is not one of us that owns more than his bare skin (Orwell 29).our labor tills the soil, our dung fertilizes it, and yet there is not one of us that owns more than his bare skin (Orwell 29).

  • Sample #2

    Lead-in

    ,QuotationOur labor tills the soil, our dung fertilizes it, and yet there is not one of us that owns more than his bare skin ( ).

  • Sample #2Is the lead-in a complete thought or an incomplete thought?

    What information from the list below did this lead-in include? Author Title of Source Genre of source Topic Facts or circumstances that surround the quotation PlotSpeaker

    Lead-inEarly in his speech, Old Major emphasizes the unfair conditions the animals currently live under,Whole SentenceEarly in his speech, Old Major emphasizes the unfair conditions the animals currently live under, our labor tills the soil, our dung fertilizes it, and yet there is not one of us that owns more than his bare skin (Orwell 29).Quotationour labor tills the soil, our dung fertilizes it, and yet there is not one of us that owns more than his bare skin (Orwell 29).

  • Your Turn: Try to create a lead-in that is an incomplete thought

    Lead-in

    ,Quotation

    global warming is not coming, its here ( ).

  • Your Turn: Try to create a lead-in that is a complete thought

    Lead-in

    ,These countless human beings, both inside and outside our country, had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice, without seeking selfish gain ( ).

  • Additional ResourcesPurdue OWL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

  • MS. MANGILIMANMR. VASQUEZMR. ACEVEDOMS. LARAThank You

    Ask teachers to answer both questions. Possible answers: uniformity across the school, a way to avoid plagiarism, college preparation, test preparation, exposure to the easiest of the document formatting styles (in comparison to APA, Chicago, etc.), *MLA does not really use footnotes. *An alphabetical list of works cited makes it easy for the reader to find information about a work that you cited in your essay.

    **Here is an example of one more MLA 2009 update, new abbreviations. The n.d stands for no date. So, instead of leaving information blank, you put these abbreviations to inform that you did not find a date or the name of a publisher. *This is another method of preventing plagiarism. *There are rules about formatting a long quotation, how to cite when you are using only one source, how to cite when you mention the authors last name in the lead-in, how to cite if its a website, how to cite if its print source or web source. *Give court and evidence analogy. Then ask, what type of information can be included in a lead-in?**

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