[ Titles | Thesis Statements | Blueprinting | Quoting | Citing | MLA Format ]0.1) If you’ve been asked to submit a paper in MLA style, your instructor is asking you to format the page and present the content in a specific way.
Just as football referees dress a certain way, and Japanese chefs cook a certain way, writers in certain disciplines follow a certain set of conventions.
("Hints and Notions" 61) In-text citations should include the title and the page number(s) of the text you are quoting or referring to, with the titles of articles in quotations, and the titles of books or Web sites italicized.
In cases where the title contains a colon, use only the text before the colon in the in-text citation.
Leave 1″ (2.5 cm) margin on all four sides of the 8 1/2″ x 11″ white paper. Page number should appear at the right hand corner 1/2″ (1.25 cm) from the top.
The entire essay should be typed double-spaced with each new paragraph indented 1/2″ (1.25 cm) or 5 spaces from the left margin. Smith ENG-4GN-0116 January 2006The World Book Encyclopedia defines Taboo as “an action, object, person, or place forbidden by law or culture” (Dundes).
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(For a resource to help you determine how to cite a specific source, see the MLA Bibliography Builder). The first happens in the body of your paper (the “in-text citation”) and the second happens on a separate page at the end of your paper (see “Works Cited List,” below.)4.1 Citing a Block Quote (more than three lines)4.2 Citing an Inline Quotation When the passage you want to quote is less than three lines long, use inline style.
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Centered on the next line, type an informative title that actually informs the reader of your main point (not just “English Paper” or “A Comparison between Hamlet and Macbeth”).