activity 10-1 MLA Formatting FAQ

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					MLA Formatting FAQ
Basic MLA Style Guide-
  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01


Parenthetical citations-
   http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/research/mlaparen.html

Block Quotes-
  http://www.lehigh.edu/~incent/old%20site/writing/quotes/
  quotes.htm
Important Pages in the Textbook

• Hanging Indent- Page 105 or Quick
  Reference page - 5

• Using a header to create page
  numbers- pages - 82, 83
• Paraphrase- “To restate something using
  other words, especially in order to make it
  simpler or shorter ”(Encarta Dictionary).
  Always cite your source with a
  parenthetical citation when paraphrasing

• Direct Quotations- Always use quotation
  marks and a parenthetical citation
      Direct Quote Examples
• Romantic poetry is characterized by the
  "spontaneous overflow of powerful
  feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
• “Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally
  shot and wounded a companion during a
  weekend quail hunting trip in Texas,
  spraying the fellow hunter in the face and
  chest with shotgun pellets” (CNN.com).

				
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