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  1. 1. MLA Format Review
  2. 2. “Use MLA format” means… Three different things… 1. Format: a. 1 inch margins: top, bottom & sides (NOT the 1.25” that Microsoft Word defaults to…CHANGE IT!) b. 12 pt. Times Roman – Double Spaced c. Stacked MLA Heading: Your Name Global Studies 9 or 10 Mr. Kohrt 7 November 2014 d. Title – centered on page (NO BOLD & NO Underline e. Your last name & page # - upper right of page ½”from top
  3. 3. “Use MLA format” means… 2. Use Parenthetical Notation (aka “citation”) when citing in the text… a. Author’s Last Name & Page # of the info being cited ex. (Kohrt 52)) * If no author, then use the first 2-3 distinct words of the title & the page # being cited ex. (The Sorcerer’s… 67) * Book titles in Italics ex. (“Rwandan Genocide” 83) *Article titles in Quotes
  4. 4. You MUST cite immediately AFTER … 1. Direct Quotations: be sure to include quotation“xxxx” marks ex. “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” (Shakespeare 83). *if quoting the original, if not, then… (As Qtd. in Jones 83) AFTER… 2. Statistical Information: ex. 4 out of 5 dentists surveyed chose CREST (Johnson 15). ex. In 1979, 52% of all high school students surveyed said they smoked pot at least 20 times per day (Up In Smoke 73). AFTER… 3. Specific non-common dates or other non-common factual info: ex. Mr. Chaput was born on July 15th, 1769 at 5:52 a.m. (Konar 19). ex. The average human brain weighs 6 pounds 5 ounces (McGuire 3).
  5. 5. You MUST cite after… 4. Paraphrased Information: cite after you are finished with a paraphrase of a topic within a paragraph, BEFORE you move on to another sub- topic or discussion idea. 5. After a passage, sentence or paragraph that contains ideas or analysis not your own. ex. According to many graduating Sutherland Seniors, Mr. Kohrt was their favorite teacher because he was tough but fair (Knightline A3).
  6. 6. DO NOT Cite… -- After EVERY SENTENCE! -- After COMMON KNOWLEDGE or common dates! -- in the MIDDLE of a sentence! -- ONLY at the END of every Paragraph! * You cite to show where info not your own came from & to give credit or info you are “borrowing”.
  7. 7. “Use MLA format” means… 3. Include a Works Cited Page: (an alphabetical list of the sources that you used & cited in the text of your paper) The Works Cited Page… -- last page of your paper – on a separate page -- Title = Works Cited (centered on the page, 1” from top NO BOLD, NO UNDERLINE, etc. Entries are in Alphabetical Order 12 pt. type, double spaced, 2nd, 3rd lines of entries are indented 4 spaces Be sure that EVERY source listed on your WC has a matching Parenthetical citation in your text!
  8. 8. Source Citations Use MLA 8 – Source Citation Sheet – found in the SHS Library or on the WHAP Website
  9. 9. NOTE! Failure to properly cite your work or include a proper Works Cited page = PLAGIARISM Plagiarized papers may receive a ZERO – as per school policy regarding Academic Honesty If you are unsure… then CITE! and ask for a writing conference BEFORE your paper is due!
  10. 10. Writing A Paper / Essay Claim – Evidence - Interpretation
  11. 11. paragraphs should include: Claims, Evidence & Interpretation / Discussion If they don’t, then you are not writing properly. Properly crafting your body paragraphs will also keep you from having to cite every sentence
  12. 12. CLAIMS Are BIG ideas which you will be supporting with SPECIFIC evidence late in the paragraph
  13. 13. EVIDENCE = Documented information, facts, statistics, eye witness accounts, “expert testimony” (quotes) Which is given in support of your claims EVIDENCE should always be CITED
  14. 14. INTERPRETATION (discussion) = An explanation or analysis of the evidence and its relationship to your larger claim – -- it gives clearer insight -- can include an analysis of bias or point of view
  15. 15. Essentially, the format for all body paragraphs should resemble the following Topic Sentence (you) Set-up (you)  Claim (you)  EVIDENCE (cite)  Interpretation / Discussion (you)  EVIDENCE (cite)  Interpretation / Discussion (you)  Claim (you)  Evidence (cite)… …etc. Closing Sentence (you)

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