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MLA Webquest
A WebQuest for 11th Grade, College Writing
dassow.terry@myhapa.org
Website:
http://ollegewritinghapa.weebly.om/
Introduction
!ue to the "#A $"odern #anguage Assoiation% pretest and future essay
formats, it is neessary for sholars to master the format struture of
"#A.
Task
&holars will ta'e notes by answering targeted (uestions on a Web Quest
Notes Wor' &heet and grade and orret a sample sholar essay using an
"#A rubri.
Process: What to Do
Part 1 Researching
1. &holars will learn about the "#A by researching and answering
(uestions for se)eral "#A websites. *he web (uest (uestions sheet for
note ta'ing should be pro)ide and is also a)ailable on page + of this
doument.
,. Go to this lin' and read and see the example of what a header
page loo's li'e. *his is the first page of an essay in "#A formatting.
All the answers for 1-6 on your web (uest notes an be found within
the following two sites :
http://www.hw.om/aademis/usenglish/Web-,.*e/ts/"#A
-,.0ormat.htm
1iew a header page sample here :
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resoure/232/.1/
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4. 0or 5 2 $web(uest notes% go here, read and )iew the example of how
to use parenthetial itation $iting in your own essay% :
http://writing.wis.edu/6andboo'/!o"#ACitation70ormat.html
3. 0or 5 8 $web(uest notes% go here and read 9,,. Web site or other
eletroni soure9
http://bs.bedfordstmartins.om/resdo:e/res:e7h.87s1;...1.html
:. 0or 5 < go to this site: https://web.williams.edu/wp;et/aad;
resoures/sur)i)al7guide/Citing!o/=araphrasing"#A.php
+. 0or 5 1. go to this site and sroll down to 9 Where !oes the
=untuation Go in "#A Citations>9 :
http://www1:.uta.fi/0A&*/=?+/@A0/(ui'guid.html
2. 0or number 5 11 find the answer in the e/ample on this website:
http://www.up.edu/lr/writing/default.asp/>idB4+24
8. &holars will researh five different surces and learn how to ite
eah soure. Go to the following website and li' on citing surces.
Choose fi)e different soures to ite, and ta'e notes $use 5 1, of the
webquest notes to reord your findings% on how to ite them. Also
browse through the following websites to answer number 14;12 on
your web (uest notes.
0or this site go to the left and li' on the e/ample of a Wor's Cited
page: http://bs.bedfordstmartins.om/resdo:e/@A&:e7h.87s1;
..13.html
0or iting )arious soures, loo' here:
http://bs.bedfordstmartins.om/resdo:e/@A&:e7h.87s1;..11.html
Part ! "mpiling
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2. &holars will assess and crrect the &holar A/ample Assay $C will
hand this out% by using the MLA rubric found on page 3 of this
lesson. Cf you are absent, go to my website at
http://ollegewritinghapa.wordpress.om. Cli' on 11th Grade. De/t
li' on the Web(uest file page and download and print &holar
&ample "#A.
8. With a red $or olored% pen, orret the "#A formatting. "a'e sure
to initially circle the wrong format, and then shw orretions in
the margins.
<. Ese the "#A rubri to grade the e/ample essay for "#A format
found on page # of this lesson.
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Evaluation:
Four Wor's Cited page and your orretions of the sholar sample essay will be e)aluated
with this "#A rubri.
$eginning
1
%evelping
!
Accmplished
&
'xemplar(
#
)cre

*eader PA+'
Do real use of
"#A form.
Writer appears
to be unaware
of rules for
"#A
6eader form
is flawed.
&ome
elements are
missing, out
of order or
inomplete.
Gthers are
orret.
6eader form is
generally
orret: *here
are some
errors in
indents,
spaing, or
some other
aspet of form.
"#A is
orret:
pagination,
indents,
spaing, are
orret.

Parenthetical
"itatin
=arenthetial
notation and
soure
missing. =aper
may
tehnially be
plagiariHed,
beause
soures are
not
a'nowledged.
=arenthetial
notation is
used, but
inomplete
or inorret.
Writer shows
la' of
awareness of
orret form.
Gnly
(uotations
are notated,
and these
notations are
not all
orret.
=arenthetial
notation is
used, but
sme tehnial
aspets are
inorret. $i.e.
signal phrases
are inorretly
used, form of
parenthetial is
inorret,
e/amples that
are not diretly
(uoted need
orret
notation, et.%
=arenthetial
notation is
orret.
Writer uses
signal
phrases, and
orret
parenthetial
form for
literary and
other types
of soures.
Corret
notation for
e/amples
that are not
diret
(uotes.

Wr,s "ited
Page
Do wor's ited
page.
Wor's ited
page is
present, but
inorret in
form in
numerous
ways.
Wor's ited
page inludes
orret title
and spaing.
Antries are not
all omplete or
orret.
Wor's ited
page
inludes
orret title,
and spaing.
Antries are
omplete
and orret.