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WORKSHOP

By: KRISTINA YEGORYAN

WHAT IS MLA ?
MLA stands for Modern Language Association

MLA format offers: guidelines for the overall look of a paper makes the paper credible with a method of documenting sources

Basic Features of MLA Style


Use Times New Roman font, 12 point size Double-Space the whole paper

All margins should be set to 1 inch


Single or double spacing after punctuation is acceptable

Each page should have header of last name and page


number at the upper right-hand corner of each page

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Basic Features of MLA Style


Heading in the left corner of the 1st page:

Students Full Name


Instructors name Class name Date ( Day Month Year ) Ex. 20 November 2012 The title of the paper is centered Do not underline, bold, or quote the title

When ending a quote with punctuation, punctuation is inside the


quotation marks

Ex: O Romeo, O Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? (Romeo and

Juliet 2.2.36).

IN-TEXT CITATIONS
How to document the resources in the essay

Quoting Resources: Direct word by word Indirect paraphrasing the overall idea In both cases you should document the source Use signal words: According to As claims/argues/states

IN-TEXT CITATIONS
In-text citations are short: the authors last name and page number (s) In-text citation is in the ( ) followed by the period mark ( ). Ex: It is truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of
a good fortune must be in want of a wife (Austin 2).

If the authors name is mentioned in the sentence, its not necessary to put the last name in the citation. Ex:
According to Jane Austen It is truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife (2).

WORKS CITED
Is a list of the references used in the paper and serves as an acknowledgement for the sources.

With the detailed information in the Works Cited list one can find the original source if needed for further research
Works Cited is usually a separate page attached in the end of the essay or document The sources are listed in the alphabetical order without numbers or bullet- points

WITH THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE TECHNOLOGY


Twitter is a big part of education and technology. So, MLA released its official usage for citing tweets in academic papers.

PLAGIARISM
It is very important to properly cite any source used in composing an essay!

Plagiarism is an act of using another persons words or ideas and attempting to pass them off as your own

Plagiarism is a serious offense and academic dishonesty and could result in suspension or even expulsion.

ONLINE CITATION AID


There are many electronic information databases (Gale Info Trac, Lexis Nexis Academic, CQ Researcher) that offer the MLA citation with the article.

There are also websites that help to properly cite the sources with MLA format www.easybib.com www.citationmachine.net