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									MLA FORMATTING



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•Standard  One Inch Margins
•First Page ONLY – Upper Left Hand Corner: Your Name, Your Professor’s Name,
the Course & Section Number, and the Date (Do not use the Insert Header Function
in your Word Processing Program, i.e. Microsoft Word)
•Every Page – Upper Right Hand Corner: Your Last Name and the Page Number (Use
the Insert Page Number Function in your Word Processing Program)
•Title Centered
•Double-Spaced
•12 Point Font, Times New Roman
AVOIDING DROPPED QUOTES &
INTEGRATING SOURCED
MATERIAL
 Introduce
      Establish the Credibility of the Source
      Material
 Explain
      Reiterate the Quoted Material for
      Clarity: “By this…” or “In other
      words…”
 Integrate
      Show the Relevance of the Source
      Material to Your Thesis/Stance/Claim
DROPPED QUOTES
Example of a          Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois,
Dropped         and had three siblings. “Hemingway was an
                abusive drunk.” He eventually moved to Kansas
Quote           City and worked as a cub reporter. Hemingway
                then moved to Toronto and then onto Europe,
                where he met up with his literary counterparts.
                This is where his excessive drinking habits and
                violent behavior took form.


Example of an         Dr. Fenstermaker, a renowned Hemingway
Integrated      expert and tenured professor at Harvard
Quote           University, said, “Hemingway was an abusive
                drunk” (Smith 54). By this, he suggests that
                Hemingway used alcohol not only to incite his
                bitter rage, but also as a conflagrant to burn the
                bridges between himself and his mentors. This
                supports the stance that Hemingway did all he
                could to break the ties with those who taught
                him the craft.
STANDARD QUOTES
 Standard quotes are four lines or less
 You should not have more than 3-4
  standard quotes on a single page.

EXAMPLE:
 Dr. Fenstermaker, a renowned Hemingway
 expert and tenured professor at Harvard
 University, said, “Hemingway was an
 abusive drunk” (Smith 54).
    BLOCK QUOTES
                                                            B
     D

C


    E



    A. Must be FIVE lines or more
    B. Lead into a Block Quotes with a colon, not a comma
    C. Indent the Block Quote in its entirety
    D. Do not use Quotation Marks
    E. The Period comes before the Parenthetical Citation
    F. No more than ONE Block Quote per three pages
Parenthetical Citations with
Standard Quotes
        Dr. Fenstermaker, a renowned
     Hemingway expert and tenured professor
     at Harvard University, said, “Hemingway
     was an abusive drunk” (Smith 54).


                         1.    2.   3.
1.    End Quote
2.    Parenthetical Citation
3.    Period
In-Text Citations with Standard
Quotes
    Dr. Fenstermaker, a renowned
 Hemingway expert and tenured professor at
 Harvard University, said, “Hemingway was an
 abusive drunk” (54).

When the author of the quote is the same as
 the author of the article/book from which
 the quote is found, you do not need to
 include the last name of the author inside of
 the parenthetical; all you need is the page
 number where the quote was found.
Ellipses & Brackets
Ellipses are used to show information has been
 removed or omitted
(Example found on previous slide)

   Brackets clarify pronoun/noun usage and can correct
    verb tense issues.

EXAMPLE:
“He is considered the forefathr of modern thought and
  the theory of naturalism” (Jones 824).
“[Freud was] is considered the forefather of modern
  thought and the theory of naturalism” (Jones 824).
TITLES
 The titles of Longer Works (Books, Films, Albums,
  Collections, Anthologies, Sitcoms…) need to be
  ITALICIZED
Catcher and the Rye

 The titles of Shorter Works (Poem, Song, Short
  Stories, Articles, Journals, Episodes…) need to be in
  “QUOTES”
“The Story of an Hour”

Capitalize all words in a title except for Prepositions,
 Articles and Conjunctions, unless the title starts or
 ends in these types of words.
Works Cited
              1. Alphabetized
              (No Numbers or Bullets)
              2. Hanging Indention
              (The only full line of text
                 should be the first
                 line of each source;
                 each additional line of
                 a source is indented)
              3. Works Cited
                 should head the
                 page
              (No Bold, Underline or
                 Quotation Marks, just
                 plain old 12 point
                 Font, Times New
                 Roman)

								
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