MLA Essay Writing Unit. Modern Language Association Plagiarizing is a NO! NO!. Changing the words. People's writing styles and the words they use are very distinct. It is generally easy to tell when someone has copied directly from a text.
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“Even from where I was standing, I could see the fear in Hassan’s eyes” (Hosseini 268).
The car came flying up over the blind hill on the wrong side of the road. “This happens all the time here, there must be better police watch in this area” (Simpson 3).
Throughout Canada and the United States, First Nations
children were forced to do the following in residential schools:
The children were forced to speak only in English and were taught that their way of life was bad. Caught between two worlds, the First Nations children lost their languages and heritage and became “the lost people.” Worse, many children are now known to have suffered terrible abuse at some residential schools. (Elk 3)
Richard III tells his troops:
Remember whom you are to cope withal: A sort of vagabonds, rascals, and runaways, A scum of Britains and base lackey peasants, Whom their o'ercloyed country vomits forth To desperate adventures and assur'd destruction. (V.iii.315-9)
Othello recalls, "Upon this hint I spake: / She lov'd me for the dangers I had pass'd, / And I lov'd her that she did pity them" (I.iii.166-168).
Lastname, Firstname. Title of the Book is Italicized. Place of Publication: Publisher,Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.
Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.
Editor, author, or compiler name.“Title of article in quotations.”Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site, Day Month Year of resource creation. Medium of publication. Day Month Year of access. <www.address until the first backslash>.
Felluga, Dino. “Guide to Literary and Critical Theory.” Purdue University, 28 November 2003. Web. 10 May 2006. <www.guide.purdue>.