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  • MLAFormatting and Style Guide

  • Your Instructor Knows Best#1 Rule for any formatting style:AlwaysFollow your instructorsguidelines

  • 1. Plagiarism isthe practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

  • How do you avoid it? by citing (giving credit to) your sources

  • 2. MLA stands for

    Modern

    Language

    Association

  • 3. Another word for Works Cited is

    Bibliography

  • 4. What is the purpose of a Works Cited page?. to give credit to other people for their ideas. If you dont show the reader from where you got your evidence, youre stealing someone elses ideas.

  • Works Cited Page: The BasicsSample Works Cited page:

  • 5. Begin your Works Cited page on a new page at the end of your paper. It should have the same one-inch margins as the rest of your paper.

    6. Write the words Works Cited at the top of a new page. DO NOT bold the words or put them in italics! 7. Double-space all lines of the page evenly. DO NOT skip spaces between entries.

  • 8. For every entry, you must determine the Medium of Publication. Most entries will be Print or Web, but other possibilities include E-mail or DVD.

  • Works Cited Page: Books9. The formula for citing a book is:Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium of Publication.

    Example:Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.

  • Turn to the top of page 2. Put a star beside Book With More Than One Author

  • 10. Write the citation for your AR book

  • 11. If your citation reaches a second line, indent the second line and any lines after that.

  • 12. A periodical isa magazine or newspaper published at regular intervals.

  • 13. Underline (or use italics) for titles of long works like books and magazines. Use quotation marks for titles of short works like poems and articles.

  • 14. Works Cited Page: PeriodicalsLast name, First name. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication. Example:Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly 50.3 (1994): 127- 53. Print.

  • 15. Write the citation for any article from a periodical

  • Organizing the Works Cited entries16. Organize your entries alphabetically according to the first letter of each authors last name.

  • 17. The handouts Ms. Amado gave you in environmental science are articles from online databases. The formula for citing an article from an online database is:

    Last name, First name. Title of Article. Name of Publication or Source Volume.Issue (Year): pages (if no pages, write n.p.). Title of database. Medium of Publication. Date of access (the date you found it online).

  • 18. Write the citation for Point: Population Growth is Not a Significant Problem here:

  • Proper citation for source #1Lee, M and Geraldine Wagner. Point: Population Growth is not a Significant Problem. Points of View: Population Growth (2011): n. p. Web. 10 Jan. 2012.

  • To DoOn a piece of paper, write your Works Cited page for your persuasive essay.

    Start with Works Cited at the top!

    Remember, you MUST have at least 3 sources!!!

    You need:Your essay (so you can find your quotes)All your environmental science sourcesA piece of paper

  • Quick-Check: DO NOT WRITE THE QUESTION

    What is a periodical? How do you know this is the citation for a periodical? Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Image." Arizona Quarterly 50.3 (1994): 127- 53. Print.

    *Welcome to MLA Formatting and Style Guide. This Power Point Presentation is designed to introduce your students to the basics of MLA Formatting and Style. You might want to supplement the presentation with more detailed information available on the OWLs MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

    Designer: Ethan SproatBased on slide designs from the OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide powerpoint by Jennifer Liethen Kunka and Elena Lawrick.Contributors: Tony Russell, Alllen Brizee, Jennifer Liethen Kunka, Joe Barbato, Dave Neyhart, Erin E. Karper, Karl Stolley, Kristen Seas, Tony Russell, and Elizabeth Angeli.Many instructors who require their students to use MLA formatting and citation style have small exceptions to different MLA rules. Every bit of instruction and direction given in this presentation comes with this recommendation: ALWAYS follow the specific instructions given by your instructor.*Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paperDouble-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). Whatever font you choose, MLA recommends that the regular and italics type styles contrast enough that they are recognizable one from another. The font size should be 12 ptLeave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor).Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sidesIndent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. MLA recommends that you use the Tab key as opposed to pushing the Space Bar five times.*Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paperDouble-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). Whatever font you choose, MLA recommends that the regular and italics type styles contrast enough that they are recognizable one from another. The font size should be 12 ptLeave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor).Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sidesIndent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. MLA recommends that you use the Tab key as opposed to pushing the Space Bar five times.*Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paperDouble-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). Whatever font you choose, MLA recommends that the regular and italics type styles contrast enough that they are recognizable one from another. The font size should be 12 ptLeave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor).Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sidesIndent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. MLA recommends that you use the Tab key as opposed to pushing the Space Bar five times.*Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paperDouble-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). Whatever font you choose, MLA recommends that the regular and italics type styles contrast enough that they are recognizable one from another. The font size should be 12 ptLeave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor).Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sidesIndent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. MLA recommends that you use the Tab key as opposed to pushing the Space Bar five times.*Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paperDouble-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). Whatever font you choose, MLA recommends that the regular and italics type styles contrast enough that they are recognizable one from another. The font size should be 12 ptLeave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor).Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sidesIndent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. MLA recommends that you use the Tab key as opposed to pushing the Space Bar five times.*Basic Rules

    Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one-inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper.Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page.Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations five spaces so that you create a hanging indent.List page numbers of sources efficiently, when needed. If you refer to a journal article that appeared on pages 225 through 250, list the page numbers on your Works Cited page as 225-50.

    Additional Basic Rules New to MLA 2009For every entry, you must determine the Medium of Publication. Most entries will likely be listed as Print or Web sources, but other possibilities may include Film, CD-ROM, or DVD.Writers are no longer required to provide URLs for Web entries. However, if your instructor or publisher insists on them, include them in angle brackets after the entry and end with a period. For long URLs, break lines only at slashes.If you're citing an article or a publication that was originally issued in print form but that you retrieved from an online database, you should type the online database name in italics. You do not need to provide subscription information in addition to the database name.Capitalization and PunctuationCapitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but do not capitalize articles, short prepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitleNew to MLA 2009: Use italics (instead of underlining) for titles of larger works (books, magazines) and quotation marks for titles of shorter works (poems, a

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