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  • 1. WEEK EIGHT-EN102 MLA– How it is Used “Sandwich” Technique Rough Drafts Peer Revision
  • 2.  MLA (Modern Language Association) is a style of “foot- note” for specifically English academic assignments. Instead of the “number” system to track footnotes, MLA uses parentheses, and a Works Cited page (rather than a bibliography) to track where the information is coming from. Besides the GRCC Library, there are numerous resources available : OWL link…
  • 3. FOR Basic Formatting. Remember: Only the author / page are put into the parentheses, at the end of the citation, or paragraph. Also, the period comes AFTER the period. Example: Dave Davies says his time in the Kinks was really his life calling: up until the age of 16, he thought he was going to be a dentist, (65).
  • 4. Another Example:Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as"symbol-using animals" (3). Human beings have beendescribed as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).The Works Cited page entry should look like this:Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1966. Print.This is for a KNOWN author. For an unknown author:We see so many global warming hotspots in North Americalikely because this region has "more readily accessibleclimatic data and more comprehensive programs tomonitor and study environmental change . . ." ("Impact ofGlobal Warming" 6).
  • 5. The citation for this is as follows:"The Impact of Global Warming in North America." GLOBAL WARMING: Early Signs. 1999. Web. 23 Mar. 2009.For Multiple Authors, a couple of ways to do this:Smith, Yang, and Moore argue that tougher gun control isnot needed in the United States (76).The authors state "Tighter gun control in the United Stateserodes Second Amendment rights" (Smith, Yang, andMoore 76).
  • 6.  This is a citation of an indirect quote (a source quoted by the source you are using). Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as "social service centers, and they dont do that well" (qtd. in Weisman 259). For electronic sources (online, DVD ROM, CD)
  • 7. • Author and/or editor names (if available)• Article name in quotation marks (if applicable)• Title of the Website, project, or book in italics. (Remember that some Print publications have Web publications with slightly different names. They may, for example, include the additional information or otherwise modified information, like domain names [e.g. .com or .net].)• Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.• Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date.• Take note of any page numbers (if available).Medium of publication.Date you accessed the material.URL (if required, or for your own personal reference; MLAdoes not require a URL).
  • 8. Editor, author, or compiler name (ifavailable). Name of Site. Versionnumber. Name ofinstitution/organization affiliated withthe site (sponsor or publisher), dateof resource creation (if available).Medium of publication. Date ofaccess.The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. TheWriting Lab and OWL at Purdue andPurdue U, 2008. Web. 23 Apr. 2008.Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary andCritical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov.2003. Web. 10 May 2006.NOTE: These are NOT formatted, forthe example.
  • 9.  The “Sandwich” Technique: a way of integrating information into your sentences, and paragraphs. FOR EXAMPLE:Harpo Marx enjoyed a rather happy marriage, and adoptedseveral children. Harpo was quoted as saying “I wanted toadopt as many children as possible, so when my wife and Ileft the house, we would have a child in everywindow, waving goodbye,” (IMDB).
  • 10. Calvin and Hobbes, imagined as“The Walking Dead”…