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MLA Format

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Elise Phillips

on 25 February 2013

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Transcript of MLA Format

2013 MLA Format STEP 1:
Format STEP 2:
Works Cited Page STEP 1 Format Times New Roman
12 point
ALL BLACK Double Space (entire document)
Remove space after paragraph 1. FONT 2. SPACING 3. MARGINS 1" on all sides 4. HEADING & TITLE Your name Teacher's Name Name of class Due Date Date Tips: International Format: Day Month Year
(SPELL OUT THE MONTH!) Title STEP 2 Works Cited Page Which one would you hire? A. B. 1. Getting Started... www.easybib.com (a RESOURCE, not a crutch!)
Should be the last page of your paper, NOT a separate document!
Should start the beginning of a new page
Say "yes" to the URL (always ask) 2. The Anatomy of a Citation PROBLEM: Students are simply plugging in website addresses and not checking each text field.
RESULT: Your citations look SLOPPY!
SOLUTION: Know what a NEAT citation looks like; check your work. Things To Look For & Avoid No All Caps
Nothing is repeated!
No weird characters (^&%$#@**)
No vertical lines, strange dashes, etc. 1. Author's last name, first name. 2. "Article Title." 3. Website Title 4. Website Sponsor 5. Date Published
6. Location Found 7. Date Found 8. URL (ask your teacher) 3. Examples Example #1 http://www.easybib.com
What did we learn? Example #2 http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/douglass/wRights.html
What did we learn? Example #3 http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/grimke.html
What did we learn? STEP 3:
Citations STEP 3 In-Text Citations 1. Quick Reminders No hyperlinks! Why? It's messy!
No color in final draft! Why? It's messy!
Try to do it as you go, not at the end. Why? Saves time, more accurate.
Punctuation goes OUTSIDE the parentheses ONLY. Example: Early childhood education was first studied and implemented in Germany (Tyner). 2. New Tip: Use the Works Cited Page to Help you! POP QUIZ! Video Tutorial Title Tips: No bold, underline, etc.
Capitalize First, Last, & Important Words 1. What font should you use in an MLA style paper? (size, style, & color) Answer: Times New Roman, 12 pt. Black 2. What kind of spacing should you use? Answer: Double; Remove Space after Paragraph 3. What size should your margins be? Answer: 1" 5. List one think you should look for and avoid as you are editing text fields in EasyBib. 4. Write a heading for a paper as if it were due today. Laura Batts
Mrs. Phillips
25 February 2013 6. How can you use your works cited page to help you create accurate parenthetical in-text citations? 7. Write a parenthetical in-text citation using the following citation from the works cited page:
"The Great Depression: 1929-1939." The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013. <http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/glossary/great-depression.cfm>. Answer: ("The Great Depression") 7. Write a parenthetical in-text citation using the following citation from the works cited page:
Ikerd, John. "Corporatization of American Agriculture." N.p., 2010. Web. 20 Dec. 2012. <http://web.missouri.edu/ikerdj/papers/SFT-Corporatization%20of%20Am%20Ag%20(7-10).htm>. Answer: (Ikerd) This is an article title, so it MUST include quotation marks. Notes: This guy does a great job at showing you how to set up certain things in MS word if you forget how to do it.

WARNING #1: He acknowledges that MLA is becoming LESS specific about certain things (e.g. 11 OR 12 pt. font; Calibri OR Times New Roman). Remember that your teacher ALWAYS has the final say in what your paper should look like, and I've been very specific about which fonts and formats I require.

WARNING #2: He shows you how to make a header, which I haven't covered yet. We'll do it before the end of the year, but until then, you can just skip that part of the video.
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