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Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
Documentation 101
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Documentation 101

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some of the basics of MLA documentation based on 2009 version of MLA. Click CTRL+ to make the show bigger on your screen to see the examples. For more college writing tips, see profrhonda.com

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  • 1. Documentation 101<br />Why we document<br />Types of documentation<br />Creating a Works Cited list in MLA<br />Creating in-text citations<br />
  • 2. Why Document?<br />Acknowledging sources prevents plagiarism<br />the unacknowledged use of someone else's information, research or ideas, words, or illustrations<br />Documentation prevents a number of undesirable consequences<br />“0” grade on the assignment, F in the course, suspension, and at the extreme, expulsion <br />Citing Sources is professional and ethical<br />conveys to the reader that the writer has taken the time to consult and consider a mix of viewpoints on a given topic before providing his/her own synthesis. <br />adds to the quality of the paper.<br />Is ethical and responsible<br />When students give credit where credit is due they are also practicing ethical, responsible Imagine the consequences of being caught stealing someone else's work or ideas at the workplace.<br />
  • 3. Types of Documentation <br />MLA – Modern Languages Association used for literature and fine arts essays. <br />APA-American Psychological Association used for social science, humanities, and scientific essays<br />These are the most common in post secondary undergraduate programs.<br />
  • 4. Two types of documenting<br />Using a works cited list<br />In-text citations<br />
  • 5. What is a works cited list<br />Is the list of references you used for your work<br />Goes on the last page of your work<br />Is in Alphabetical order<br />Follows MLA format<br />
  • 6. What are in-text citations<br />In-text citations go after you use information that you didn’t author. You use them when you <br />Quote (1-2 sentences in quotation marks).<br />Paraphrase (state those 2 sentences in your own words –this is different from changing 1 or 2 words in a phrase)<br />Summarize –condense a longer portion of information<br />Use some one’s ideas<br />Rule of thumb: use your own words. Quote sparingly. <br />
  • 7. Where do I put the citation<br />1. You use (). <br />2. For electronic sources you just put the first word on the citation reference<br />3. For e-books, you also put the page number<br />
  • 8. Works citation and In-text citation<br />
  • 9. Articles from business websites<br />This model could be relevant for those business etiquette sites.<br />
  • 10. Hard Copy Newspapers<br />
  • 11. Database articles<br />
  • 12. Database Newspaper/Magazines<br />
  • 13. Articles from Web publications<br />
  • 14. Hard copy book <br />
  • 15. E-book<br />
  • 16. E-book from database<br />
  • 17. Article from an Organizational/Gov’t website<br />
  • 18. Personal Interview<br />

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