MLA & APA Style Boot Camp. UWC Writing Workshop Spring 2014. Have you ever felt like this when trying to cite?. Let’s get started with…. MLA Style Who uses MLA?/Where did MLA style come from? English Studies: Language and Literature Foreign Language and Literature Literary Criticism
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Include a title for the paper. DO NOT solely use the name of the story/novel/play/poem you are studying.
When you begin any new paragraph, make sure to indent ½ inch (i.e. hit the “Tab” key once).
When including a block quote in your work, make sure to indent 1 inch (i.e. hit the “Tab” key twice) and omit quotations marks from the quote.
Shirky, Clay. Here Comes Everybody: The
Power of Organizing without
Organizations. New York: Penguin,
Fisher, Walter R. “Narration, Knowledge, and
the Possibility of Wisdom.” Rethinking
Knowledge: Reflection across the
Disciplines. Eds. Robert F. Goodman
and Walter R. Fisher. Albany: SUNY
Press, 1995. 169-92. Print.
A Writer’s Resource: For ALL aspects of MLA formatting, including in-text citations and creating works cited entries, go to pg. 289 (or look for Tab #6-green!)
OWL at Purdue: This is a very valuable resource that you can access at NO cost to you. Simply go to http://owl.english.purdue.edu, look at tabs on right side of the page, and click on “MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide.”
MLA Handbook: The specific title for this text is MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. This text specifically speaks to the particulars of MLA format and citation (even more so than A Writer’s Resource.)
Speak to your professor(s): Your professors want to see you succeed and are willing to help-just ASK!
Visit tutoring services: The friendly staffs of the UWC and the EXCEL Center are always here to help in whatever way possible!
For all in-text citations, except those following block quotations, the reference is placed immediately before the final punctuation mark of the sentence that refers to that source. In all citations, elements (such as author, publication year, and page number) are separated from each other by commas.
For more information about in-text citations for APA, I encourage you to consult the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (pgs. 169-192).
Your reference page serves to show your reader exactly what sources you utilized in your paper, where they came from, and ultimately how credible they are in terms of content and overall scope. Note that different sources may be cited differently and have specific requirements for the citation to be complete and accurate.
For more information about reference pages and the citations therein, I encourage you to consult the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (pgs. 193-224).
urban developers (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Allester and Bacon.
Ostroff, C. (2002). The relationship between
satisfaction, attitudes, and performance: An organizational level analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 12(2), 963-974. doi: 10:2114-445.57.291
Griffeth, R.W., Horn, P.W., & Gaertner, S. (2004). A
meta-analysis of antecedents and correlates
of employee turnover. Update, moderator
tests, and research implications for the next
millennium. Journal of Management, 26(3),
463-476. Retrieved from http://www.nwlink
Also, always feel free to visit the UWC anytime with any questions pertaining to APA style and how to navigate the different aspects therein.
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