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What does MLA regulate? MLA regulates: Essay Format In-text citations Works Cited

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MLA 7 th Edition Formatting and Style Guide How the essay should LOOK What is MLA? MLA (Modern Language Association) style formatting is often used in various humanities disciplines. What does MLA regulate? MLA regulates: Essay Format In-text citations Works Cited Your Instructor Knows Best #1 Rule for any formatting style: Always Follow your instructors guidelines The Rubric never lies! How to Write an Effective Body Paragraph Internal Citation An Internal Citation is used as a direct quote, story, fact, statistic that you are referencing within your essay. Internal Citations always refer to a source that is referenced in your Works Cited page. Include your PPCS! Point: What point are you trying to make? Proof: Explain who is saying the quote, and set up how you plan to use it. Make sure that youre quoting enough of the passage so that you dont take it out of context dont cut off sentences, or misquote anyone. Comments: It is important that you: -justify why you are using the quote. -explain how the quote connects to the point. So What: State what difference it all makes. Coffee is a necessity in the morning. Several people live with the give me coffee and no one gets hurt (Drinker 1) mentality, and this is understandable because of what coffee contains. Coffee has caffeine, a substance that allows one to wake-up and function quickly. In addition to caffeine, coffee can contain sugar or other sweeteners that can influence a persons alertness, especially in the early morning hours. Being alert and able to function effectively in the mornings, can be vital to ones success of the day. Therefore, coffee is a must. Point: What point are you trying to make? Coffee is a necessity in the morning. Proof: Explain who is saying the quote, and set up how you plan to use it. Make sure that youre quoting enough of the passage so that you dont take it out of context dont cut off sentences, or misquote anyone. State source of quote. Several people live with the give me coffee and no one gets hurt (Drinker 1) mentality, and this is understandable because of what coffee contains. Comments: It is important that you: -justify why you are using the quote. -explain how the quote connects to the point. Coffee has caffeine, a substance that allows one to wake-up and function quickly. In addition to caffeine, coffee can contain sugar or other sweeteners that can influence a persons alertness, especially in the early morning hours. So What: State what difference it all makes. Being alert and able to function effectively in the mornings, can be vital to ones success of the day. Therefore, coffee is a must. Formatting Short Quotations In-text Examples: According to some, dreams express profound aspects of personality (Foulkes 184), though others disagree. 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)? Formatting Long Quotations 4+ lines Nelly Dean treats Heathcliff poorly and dehumanizes him throughout her narration: They entirely refused to have it in bed with them, or even in their room, and I had no more sense, so, I put it on the landing of the stairs, hoping it would be gone on the morrow. 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) Indent 1 inches Adding Words In-text 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). Omitting Words In-text 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). Transitions A good paragraph will also use transition words. These are words or phrases that help readers connect your ideas. List the transitions within the example. Coffee is a necessity in the morning. Several people live with the give me coffee and no one gets hurt (Drinker 1) mentality, and this is understandable because of what coffee contains. Coffee has caffeine, a substance that allows one to wake-up and function quickly. In addition to caffeine, coffee can contain sugar or other sweeteners that can influence a persons alertness, especially in the early morning hours. Being alert and able to function effectively in the mornings, can be vital to ones success of the day. Therefore, coffee is a must.

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