The Writing Center:The Writing Center CAN: -organize an outline or rough draft The Writing Center WILL NOT: -support a thesis -integrate source/reference materials -guarantee an A paper (documentation) -"fix" your paper FOR YOU Show you how to: -write a paper FOR you -revise a rough draft -comment on or revise graded -edit spelling mistakes assignments -find grammatical errors -recognize areas that need rewording -look up documentation, grammar rules, definitions, We will work WITH you so your paper etc. reflects the best of your abilities, but we will not write or edit your entire paper FORConsultants can try to answer any specific question students have regarding mechanics, organization you. and content
Overview• MLA updates• Front Page• Citations• Works Cited page• Plagiarism• Making an appointment
MLA Update:No more Underlining: (only use italics)Publication Medium: (e.g. Print, Web, etc.)New Abbreviations: (e.g. “N.p.” for “no publisher given”)
The #1 Rule:No Matter What, ALWAYS Follow The Professors Guidelines.
Basic Guidelines: Type on white 8.5” x 11” paper Double-space everything Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font (or similar font) Leave only one space after punctuation Set all margins to 1 inch on all sides Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch Header with page numbers in the upper right corner Use italics for titles
The First Page: Last Name Page # Name Professor Course Date DUE Center the Title Double Space All TextDocument Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab
Citation Basics: MLA uses parenthetical citations Parenthetical citations depend on the medium (e.g. Print, Web, DVD) Parenthetical citations also depend on the source s entry on the Works Cited page Signal word in the text is the first thing in the corresponding entry on the Works Cited page
Print Source With Author:In-text Example:Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as "symbol-using animals" (3).Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).Corresponding Works Cited Entry:Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, 1966. Print. Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab
Print Source With Unknown Author:In-text Example:We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . .” (“Impact of Global Warming” 6).Corresponding Works Cited Entry:“The Impact of Global Warming in North America.” GLOBAL WARMING: Early Signs. 1999. Web. 23 Mar. 2009. Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab
Works With Multiple Authors:In-text Examples:Smith, Yang, and Moore argue that tougher gun control is not needed in the United States (76).Or:The authors state "Tighter gun control in the United States erodes Second Amendment rights" (Smith, Yang, and Moore 76). Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab
Internet Sources:In-text Example:One online film critic stated that Fitzcarraldo is "...a beautiful and terrifying critique of obsession and colonialism" (Garcia, “Herzog: a Life”).Corresponding Works Cited Entry:Garcia, Elizabeth. "Herzog: a Life." Online Film Critics Corner. The Film School of New Hampshire, 2 May 2002. Web. 8 Jan. 2009. Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab
List in The Works Cited Page: ABCOrder Print Source Don’t include URL Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab
Plagiarism Overview:According to Merriam-Websters Online Dictionary: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as ones own : use (anothers production) without crediting the source (2011). Plagiarism can include any information that is not common knowledge, opinion, or original ideas.
What NOT To Do:Copy and Paste InformationBuy a Paper OnlinePay a Friend to Write Your PaperReuse a Paper You Already Wrote forCredit
What You Should Do:Write Your Own, Original ThoughtsInclude In-Text Citations For Direct Quotes or Paraphrased Information From Outside SourcesCorrectly Document Sources in a Works Cited Page
Lindenwood Academic HonestyLindenwood University has developed the following policyon plagiarism*:• The name of any student who has been found to have plagiarized will be turnedinto the Provost. The plagiarized paper, along with supporting documents, willbe placed in a file and the name of the student will be placed on a list. This list isavailable only to the deans.• The classroom professor will notify the student directly that Step 1 has occurred.Evidence to support a claim of plagiarism will be provided. The effect of theplagiarism on the student’s grade will be determined by the professor and will bestated in the syllabus for that course.• In the event that the student plagiarizes a second time, the student will then meetwith the dean of that school and/or the Provost. After a second proven instance ofplagiarism, the student will be placed on academic probation. The student willalso fail the class.• If the student chooses to plagiarize a third time, the student may be expelled fromthe University.
How to Make an Appointment: On the Lindenwood Home Page: Click on Academics
Writing Center Hours: The Writing Center is located in the basement of Butler Library. Hours may vary between 9am and 10pm. Appointments are required after 5pm. Students with appointments will be given priority over walk-ins.
For More Information:OWL at PurdueLindenwood Writing Center E-Mail: WritingCenter@lindenwood.edu Phone: (636) 949-4870 MLA and Works Cited information courtesy of the OWL at Purdue