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					How To Use the
 MLA Format
 A Power Point Presentation
      by Mrs. Souza
    What is MLA?
 MLA   = Modern Language
  Association
 MLA format = documentation
  format for research papers
 MLA is used in most colleges
 Method of keeping all papers
  uniform in style and format    2
     Basic Layout
     of MLA Paper
Font: Times New Roman
         Alignment = side of
Size: 12pt
         the page with which
         the Left lined-up
Alignment: text is(except
 for header)
                               3
         Basic Layout
         of MLA Paper
Title   Page
 1/3 page down = title
 2in down YOUR NAME,
  TEACHER’S NAME, CLASS,
  DATE SUBMITTED (double
  spaced)               4
         Basic Layout
        (example)Paper
         of MLA
       Date: military style
 If no title page then place info in this
       02 September 2003
  order:  John Doe
    Name Mr. Smith
          English 9
    Teacher’s Name B2
    Class15 Sept. 03
    DateAutobiography
   Assignment   title (optional)       5
 Basic Layout of MLA
        Paper
Margins:   1 inch all around
 1/2   inch for header
 See handout for
   Header includes: Last
instructions on inserting
    Name-space-page #
headers in Microsoft
Word documents.                 6
   Basic Layout of MLA
          Paper
1st   page
 Repeat   info from title page
  Name,  Teacher, Class, Date
  Aligned on left
  Double-spaced                  7
  Basic Layout of MLA
         Paper
1st   page
 Repeat  title and subtitle
  before body

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     Formatting —
      Main Body
Double-spaced
Quotes    more than 2 lines:
 Indententire quote 1/2 inch
 Double-spaced

Numbered     consecutively     9
IN-TEXT CITATIONS
 Parenthetical   Reference
 Author’s   last name
   Or if no author (ex: online source),
    one word of the title of the article
 Page   number
   Or paragraph number if electronic
    source                           10
  IN-TEXT CITATIONS
 Example:   single author book/article
   In parenthesis put
 Radical constructivism takes the
   author and page
  main tenant of constructivist theories
   number from resource
 further to assert that “all knowledge
 is individually constructed within
 cultural and social contexts”
 (Woolfolk 333).                      11
  IN-TEXT CITATIONS
 Example:   multiple author (3+)
 In parenthesis put author
 Vygotsky’s social constructivism
 and et al. and page
  “relies on real world, connected
 number from resource
  experiences to draw out student
  learning [which] is a social and
  collaborative activity” (AL-
  Bataineh et al. 4).            12
 IN-TEXT CITATIONS
Whatif I have 2 or more
sources by the same author?
 Shorten  the title of each work
  to one or two key words
 Include shortened title in
  parenthetical reference
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 IN-TEXT CITATIONS
 If you state the author in your
  sentence, DO NOT include the
  author’s name in your reference
 If you state the title of the
  author’s work in your sentence,
  DO NOT include the title in your
  reference
                                     14
 IN-TEXT CITATIONS
 Remember:
 Punctuation   marks always follow
  the parenthetical reference
   EXCEPT when using block
    quotes (then the parenthetical
    reference comes AFTER the
    final punctuation)
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   IN-TEXT CITATIONS
As reported by Blum in Athletic Statistics,
however, these statistics do not necessarily
indicate improvement:
     The decline in the number
 Author and title are of
     academically under-qualified
               Reference is after
 mentioned before
     athletes going to Division I and II
               punctuation
                     the
 quote, so onlymean that more
     colleges may
 page # is needed inthe standard, as
     athletes are meeting
 thesupporters of the standard contend. (39)
      reference                                16
     WORKS CITED
 Numbered     consecutively
 Double-spaced
 Center title: Works Cited
 Indent all lines (EXCEPT the
  1st line) of each resource by
  1/2 inch
                                  17
      WORKS CITED
      Entire title of book is
       underlined
  Book by one author:
  Publisher (short for Alfred
 Bettelheim, Inc.) (year)
  A. of publication The Uses
      Knopf, Bruno.
 Place (city) of publication of
Date
     Enchantment: The Meaning and
     Importance of Fairy Tales. New
     If two or three authors:
     York: Knopf, 1976.
     Davidson, James and
     Mark Hamilton.               18
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         WORKS CITED
 Book   by more than three authors:
 List  only the first author followed by
   et al.
Bull, H., et al. The Near East.
       New York: Oxford UP, 1990.
                  et al = and others
                                      20
        WORKS CITED
 Two   or more books by the same author:
        Use three un-spaced
     hyphens followed by a
     period, then Lives of Cell:
Thomas, Lewis. Thecontinueawith
         of a Biology Watcher.
   Notes rest of the reference
     the
      New York: Viking, 1974.
---. The Medusa and the Snail: More
     Notes of a Biology Watcher. New
     York: Viking, 1979.               21
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           
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     WORKS CITED
 Website entire web address
          with author:
Swofford, between < and >
          Jennifer. The Complete
 Guide tofollowed by period
           Keeping Green Iguanas
 in Captivity. 28 July 1995. 5
 March 1996 <http://gto.ncsa.uiuc.
 edu/pingleto/herps/iguanacare.
Date website was last updated
 html>. you accessed the website
     Date
                                 23
      WORKS CITED
        List by unknown
 Website with title of   or
        document or article
 anonymous author:
The Complete Guide to Keeping
 Green Iguanas in Captivity. 28 July
 1995. 5 March 1996 <http://gto.ncsa.
 uiuc.edu/pingleto/herps/iguanacare.
 html>.
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       WORKS CITED
Specific rules for the following:
   Edited book      Journals
   Anthology        Newspapers
   Multivolume      Interview
   Translation      Film
   Reprint          Onlinenewsletters
   Encyclopedias    and other websites
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 Websites:
   http://www.plagiarism.org
   http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite
    5.html
   http://campusgw.library.cornell.edu/newhelp
    /res_strategy/citing/mla.html
   http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Doc
    MLA.html
   http://www.mla.org/homepage
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THE END
   A Power Point presentation
by Mrs. Souza for CCCS Murrieta
      02 September 2003




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