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Transcript of MLA
Ex: Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as “social service centers, and they don’t do that well” (qtd. in Weisman 29).
Ex: Rebecca Warner who is a high school math teacher in San Diego Unified School District states “if a student is making errors in a math problem, I can see where the process is breaking down for them and then show them what it’s supposed to look like and why” (qtd. in “Technology is Helping Students Learn).
Items that are Italicized
Items that are Quoted
Lets See what you know:
How to cite a lecture
title of the speech in quotes
name of the meeting and organization
location and date (n.d. if date is unknown)
type of presentation
Robbins, Michele. "Why Andre, Alex, Marina, Ashlyn, Kim, Renae, and Rosstin got A's." Vista Murrieta High school. M117, Murrieta, CA. 29 May 2015. Lecture.
What is A Signal Phrase?
A phrase, clause, or even sentence which leads into a quotation
Heading, header, and title
Generally include the speaker/authors name and the reason for using him or her as an excerpt in this context
It may also help establish the context for the quotation
Signal Phrase Examples
“We have a crime problem in this country,”
, “not a gun problem.”
“We have a crime problem in this country, not a gun problem,”
the late Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater.
With Known Author: For print provide signal phrase and page number.
Due to author's name being used in signal phrase, no need to put it into the parenthetical citation.
With Unknown Author: Use shortened title of work.
Use quotation marks an article title.
Italicize if it is a plays, books, television shows, and entire websites.
Provide page number
Use a signal verb to show how your source is representing the idea
Here are some signal verbs:
One U.S. Senator has claimed, “We have a crime problem in this country, not a gun problem.”
Created By: Rosstin Entezari, Renae Mendes, Ashlyn Mortensen, Marina Rodriguez, Andre Wiggins, Kimberly Williams, and Alex Witholt!
Everyone should have a piece of paper that
has words on it, and a number at the top left corner of the paper. The words are a part of a work cited entry, the goal is to line up in the correct format, the team that does it the fastest wins and gets a prize. Sounds easy right?...
What is Works Cited?!
How to correctly complete a works cited page:
Thank you for watching!!
What is parenthetical documentation?
are citations to original sources that appear in the text of your paper.
Direct quote with known author:
"Direct quote" (Author Page #'s).
Direct quote with no known author:
"Direct quote" ("Shortened title" Page #'s).
"French Train Passes Through the English Channel Tunne1."
New York Times
21 June 1993: A9. Print.
Fay, J. Michael. “Land of the Surfing Hippos.”
Aug. 2004: 100+. Print.
A Quote within a Quote
Commas and periods within quotes
Semicolons and colons
Indirect quote with know author:
"Indirect quote" (qtd. Author Page #'s).
Indirect quotes with no know authors:
"Indirect quotes"(qtd. "Shortened title" Page #'s).
Center, Begley Library And Learning. MLA STYLE PRINT SOURCES
"Diagrams for MLA & APA Citations." Diagrams for MLA & APA Citations.
N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.
"Everything You Should Know about Italics. Scribendi." Everything You Should
Know about Italics. Scribendi.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.
"Signal Phrases." Signal Phrases. N.p., n.d.Web. 26 May 2015.
"When to Italicize." YourDictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2015.
"Welcome to the Purdue OWL." Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style
Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.
"Welcome to the Purdue OWL." Purdue OWL: Quotation Marks. N.p., n.d. Web.
28 May 2015.
("Shortened title" Page #'s)
(Author Page #'s)
(qtd. Author Page #'s).
(qtd. in "Shortened title" Page #'s)
Adam and I watched an episode of
Some Rules for Quotation Marks
Mr. Johnson, who was working in his field that morning, said, "The alien spaceship appeared right before my own two eyes."
Direct Quote Example
Mr. Johnson, a local farmer, reported last night that he saw an alien spaceship on his own property.
Indirect Quote Example
In his poem "My Papa's Waltz," Theodore Roethke explores his childhood with his father:
The reporter told me, "When I interviewed the quarterback, he said they simply 'played a better game.'"
Quote within a Quote
The sign said, "Walk." Then it said, "Don't Walk," then, "Walk," all within thirty seconds.
Commas and Periods