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  • OWL MLA Exercise Answers
  • Two benefits of using MLA Style
    Build credibility
    Protect against plagiarism
  • What font and size?
    12 point Times New Roman
  • Margins
    1 inch on all sides
  • Italics
    use for book titles
  • Upper left corner of page
    your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date
  • Information required in parenthetical citations
    Source medium
    Source entry in the works cited page
  • Two choices for placement of the author’s name
    In the sentence
    In a parenthetical citation
  • Page number
    Always goes in the parenthetical citation
  • Point of in-text citations/how does it help the reader
    The reader can look in the works cited for the corresponding entry to find more information
  • If there’s no known author
    Use a shortened title of the work to refer to the work in the citation
  • Quotation of four lines or less
    Takes quotation marks around it
  • Quotation of four lines or less
    Include the author name and page number
    The information in the text should correspond to the entry in the works cited
  • Add a word to a quotation
    Put [brackets] around the word or words to indicate that they weren’t part of the original
  • If you omit words
    Put three periods with extra space . . .
  • Margins on works cited page
    1 inch all the way around
  • Top of the works cited page
    The phrase Works Cited center, no italics, no bold, no special treatment
  • Works cited entries
    Double space, but do not skip extra lines between entries
  • Indent on works cited page
    Hanging indent – the first line is out 5 spaces from the second and subsequent lines
  • Popular mediums of publication
    Print or web
  • Book titles and other long works
    Should be in italics, not underlined or bold
  • Format for titles of shorter works
    In italics
  • Names on the works cited page
    Should be listed alphabetically
  • If there’s no known author
    Alphabetize the work by the title
  • If you don’t have all the information required
    Include as much information as you do have
  • Listing a date for a website
    The web changes often. Things may move.
  • Citing an image?
    Yes, sometimes you must.
  • For questions
    Google OWL Purdue for a wealth of information