Tuesday- MLA formatting

 

MLA formatting is extremely important when doing research essays. For this essay you should have THREE sources so therefore, you will only have THREE entries in your works cited.

The three basic criteria for using MLA (English and SS use MLA, Social Sciences and Sciences use APA) is to a) give the author the credit- makes sense. b) show you are not plagiarizing c) the reader knows where to find the information

Owl Purdue is the main reference for this. Use this to help format.

You can also use Citation Machine or Scribbr

UBC’s reference list

In-text citations are the sources WITHIN your writing that reference the citations at the end of the essay.

The basic rule is that the first word in the bracket is the first word in the citations. Then you reference page number (book) or line number (poem) or time stamp (movie/youtube). If you are using a website with no pages, then you don’t need anything after the first word).

Be sure to format properly!!!

  • periods go after the bracket
  • there is no comma in the bracket
  • if you are introducing the quote with a full sentence, you must use a colon
  • if you are introducing the quote with a phrase, use a comma.
  • No Red Ink helps with learning this. Do it!!

For websites

Block quotes: more than four lines of text in your essay means you have to do block quotes. No quotation marks and introduced with a colon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday

Macleans has a series of opinion pieces based on the protests and the death of George Floyd. This is one of them, but there are more short, interesting articles at the end of this article as well. If you have the time, I suggest reading a few. The content and writing style are excellent.

‘The weight of change should not rest on the shoulders of Black people’

For today, we will analyze the writing in this narrative essay.

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