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MLA and APA

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Nadine Mirza

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MLA and APA Formatting By: Peyton and Nadine MLA Formatting APA MLA


1. your name
2. instructor's name
3. the course
4. the date.

- your last name
- page number MLA Works Cited APA References Books: Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Year of publication). Title. Publication City, State or Country: Publisher.

Example: Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Article in Journal: Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume (issue), pages.

Example: Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5-13. General Formula: Author, date of publication, page number (don't forget the "p.")


1. APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

2. According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199). APA Formatting
-optional keywords (indented after summary) Commonalities in Formatting:

- Recommended 12 pt, Times New Roman font
- 1 inch margins
- Double-spaced
- First line of paper should be indented 1/2 inch from margin Jo


Author-Page Style: Include author and page number

Examples:
1. Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
2. Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). 3. Main Body
- centered title
- page header 4 Main Sections: Page Header:
- page number on right
- shortened title of paper (in caps) on left
**on every page** 4. References:
- page header
-centered title "References"
-indent after 1st line
-alphabetical order MLA In-Text Citation Multiple Authors (4+): use et al. No Author: Use shortened title of work and page # APA In-Text Citation Examples: Upper right-hand corner (header): Title of paper: Works Cited Page: Upper left-hand corner: - centered title: Works Cited
- double-spaced
- indent every line after first
- alphabetical order Books: Author's Last name, First name. Title. Publication City: Publisher, Year of publication. Medium.

Example: Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.

*Multiple authors: 1st author last-name-first, others first-name-first

Article in Journal: Last name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume. Issue (Year): Pages. Medium.

Example: Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 15.1 (1996): 41-50. Print. Practice: MLA Citation:
Ryan, Leigh, and Lisa Zimmerelli. The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.
APA Citation:
Ryan, L., & Zimmerelli, L. (2010). The Bedford guide for writing tutors (5th ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martins. In-text citation corrections: *All other citation forms can be found on Purdue OWL website All formatting example pictures and citation examples were found on the Purdue OWL website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/
(which also contains a TON of great citation information for all styles and sources) Common Citation Sources: Tips and Tricks!
MLA --> "M" for Main paper (start right off with first page of your main paper)
APA --> notice the hidden 4 in both A's... that means 4 sections of the paper! In-Text Citations: Both MLA & APA need page numbers, but which one needs the "p." with them? The one with the P in its name! APA! - Centered, standard capitalization example: ("Impact of Global Warming" 6). example: (Jones et al. 4). Common Citation Sources MLA: Selzer claims that exchange value is “a form of mystification, a kind of sorcery through which the sensuous nature of objects in transformed into something that can not be seen” (257). APA: According to Berlant (2011), cruel optimism is “the condition of maintaining an attachment to a significantly problematic object” (pp. 23-24). 1. Title page:
-page header
-full title of paper
-your name
-institutional affiliation (university)
*Teachers may ask for additional info such as their name, date, and course
2. Abstract:
-page header
-"Abstract" header centered
-summary of paper (not indented)
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