MLA Spring 2013 HACC (003)

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MLA Spring 2013 HACC (003)

  1. 1. USING MLA STYLE: GENERAL GUIDELINESBrought to you by the Learning Commons
  2. 2. What is MLA Style? Created by the Modern Language Association Provides writers with credibility Protects writers from accusations of plagiarism Allows writers to cross-reference sources Allows readers to easily locate source material
  3. 3. Here’s what we’ll cover: Basic format In-text citations Works Cited page
  4. 4. Basic Format 1” inch margins all around 12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial Double spaced Identification in upper left corner of first page Use a running header to number pages in top right hand corner, include your last name Hartzel 2
  5. 5. What should I cite? Paraphrases and summaries “Unique words or phrases”  no direct quotes for this assignment, please!
  6. 6. Paraphrases, summariesElements:Author + signal phrase + summary (pagenumber). -or-Signal phrase + Author + summary (pagenumber).
  7. 7. Paraphrases, summariesWith an author – Right! In Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The GlassCastle, the author depicts a childhood filledwith dysfunction and chaos.With an author – Wrong! In Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The GlassCastle, the author depicts a childhood filledwith dysfunction and chaos (Walls).
  8. 8. Paraphrases, summariesNo author – Right! “Children of Alcoholics” examines thedevelopmental and psychological effects thatchildren experience (24-25).No author – Wrong! “Children of Alcoholics” examines thedevelopmental and psychological effects thatchildren experience (“Children” 24-25).
  9. 9. Signal Phrases acknowledges  disputes admits  emphasizes agrees  insists argues  notes claims  observes contends  suggests denies  writes Borrowed from Diana Hacker’s A Pocket Style Manual: Fourth Edition
  10. 10. QuotesElements:Signal phrase + Author + “quotation” + (page number) +your own words. One of McNair’s grading criteriaincludes, “title and author stated in first sentence,”(1) which will be examined in a later slide. Note: please don’t use direct quotes in this assignment
  11. 11. Creating Works Cited Separate page, end of paper Include both works referenced in your paper Label it Works Cited (centered) Double spaced Alphabetized by last name – don’t reorder names!  No author? Alphabetize by title of article
  12. 12. Citing a BookLast Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium.Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle. New York: Scribner, 2005. Print.
  13. 13. Popular Magazine - onlineLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Journal Title. Date of Publication. Database. Medium. Date of Access.Fitzgerald, Dorothy. “A Slow Descent.” Parenting. 1 Jun. 2000. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.
  14. 14. Article from an AcademicJournalLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Journal Title volume.issue (year): pages. Database Name. Medium. Date of access.“Children of Alcoholics.” International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. (2003). Credo Reference. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.
  15. 15. Newspaper Article - onlineLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Newspaper Title. Date of Publication. Database. Medium. Date of Access.Sullivan Jr., Bishop. "Why Cant We Declare a War on Poverty?" The Patriot-News. 8 Aug. 2012. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.
  16. 16. Works Cited“Children of Alcoholics.” International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. (2003). Credo Reference. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.Fitzgerald, Dorothy. “A Slow Descent.” Parenting. 1 Jun. 2000. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.Sullivan Jr., Bishop, et al. "Why Cant We Declare a War on Poverty?" The Patriot-News. 8 Aug. 2012. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle. New York: Scribner, 2005. Print.
  17. 17. Want More Info? Diana Hacker’s, A Pocket Style Manual, Sixth Ed. Class LibGuide MLA Citation Website Learning Center – tutors and academic coach

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