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  1. Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 am-7 pm CPT review 9 am-2 pm Friday 8 am-3 pm No CPT review Saturday 9 am-3 pm No CPT review Writing • Reading • Speech www.valenciacc.edu/east/academicsuccess/writing Building 4, room 120 (407) 582-2795

  2. MLA Guidelines The Communications Center Valencia Community College, East Campus

  3. Format of the paperMLA Handbook 4.1-4.2 • Type or print in a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) and type size (e.g., 12 points). • Top, bottom, and side margins should be one inch. • Papers should be double-spaced throughout. Do not add additional space between paragraphs or other elements.

  4. Title and page numbersMLA Handbook 4.3-4.4 • On the first page, type your name, the instructor’s name, the course number, and the date on separate lines flush with the left margin. • Center the title of the paper. • Double-space between all of these elements. • Pages (including the title page) should be numbered in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top of the page, and flush with the right margin. Your last name should be printed before the page number.

  5. Citing Your Sources

  6. The Works Cited listMLA Handbook 5.3-5.8 • Begin the list on a new page; continue page numbers from the text of the paper. • Center the title “Works Cited” one inch from the top of the page. • Each entry should begin flush with the left margin. If an entry extends to more than one line, the additional lines are indented one-half inch. • Entries are alphabetized by author’s last name (or by the title for works with no author). • Each entry must state the medium of publication (e.g., “Print,” “Web,” “DVD”). • All sources in a Works Cited list must be cited in the paper. If sources not cited are included, the list should be titled “Works Consulted.”

  7. Sample entries: Books • Book by a single author: Descharnes, Robert. Dali. New York: Abrams, 1985. Print. • Book by multiple authors: Ryan, Leigh, and Lisa Zimmerelli. The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. Print.

  8. Sample entries: Anthologies • Anthology : Fuller, John, ed. The Oxford Book of Sonnets. New York: Oxford UP, 2000. Print. • Work in an anthology: • Dumas, Henry. “The Marchers.” Short Stories of the Civil Rights Movement: An Anthology. Ed. Margaret Earley Whitt. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2006. Print.

  9. Sample entries: Articles • In a scholarly journal : • Mates, Lewis. “Durham and South Wales Miners and the Spanish Civil War.” Twentieth Century British History17.3 (2006): 373-395. Print. • In a magazine: • Will, George F. "Electronic Morphine." Newsweek 25 Nov. 2002: 92. Print. • In a newspaper: • Lowry, Bryan. “Tom Cruise’s PR Firm Seeks Extensive TV Restrictions.” Los Angeles Times 14 July 1999: F2+. Print.

  10. Sample entries: Internet sites • An entire Internet site: • The Burlington Magazine. 2009. Web. 13 Jan. 2009. • An article : • Ceaser, James W. “Relativism as Political Absolutism.” The New Criterion Jan. 2009. Web. 13 Jan. 2009.

  11. References within the textMLA Handbook 6.1-6.4 • Use parenthetical references in the text to indicate the source from which you have taken specific material (quotation, paraphrase, fact, or idea). • These references should be very specific; use page numbers whenever you can. • References should be as concise as possible.

  12. Format of references • Most references will include the author’s name and page number, without punctuation between them. • If the author’s name appears in your text, indicate only the page number(s) in the reference. • References should ordinarily be placed at the end of the sentence, before the period.

  13. Sample references • Single author, name in text: Harrison argues that this relationship is more complex (247). • Single author: The protagonist’s anxiety may derive from childhood trauma (Beckwith 35). • Multiple authors: Recent research has identified this to be a previously unknown early work by Rubens (Thompson and Bartley 142). • Direct quotation: In 1972, Farrington argued that The Searchers “exhibits intolerable racism and cruelty” (79); however, the film is highly regarded today.