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  1. MLA Game Miguel Powers MLA Game

  2. Introduction • MLA-Modern Language Association • Guidelines for proper citation to avoid plagiarism. • Using proper in-text and end of text citation is one of the essential skills of college writing. MLA Game

  3. Altruism? • Remember the fire and the teddy bear MLA Game

  4. Agenda • Review Guidelines • Discuss in-text and end of text citation • Practice applying and recognizing MLA Guidelines • Play MLA Game for extra credit MLA Game

  5. Overview • Proper Citation ensures that you “give credit where credit is due” and that you fit into a community of writers. Attributive tag Source Citation of Text End Page Works Cited MLA Game

  6. Vocabulary • MLA Citation: Proper use of quotation marks and parenthetical information to indicate your use of another author’s words or ideas (AKA paraphrase). • In-Text Citation: Author’s last name and page number in parenthesis at the end of the sentence • End of Text Citation: Complete MLA entry on the Works Cited Page, arranged alphabetically by the authors’ last names. • Attributive Tag: Your words that introduce the quotation (e. g. Miner says “The fundamental belief…). MLA Game

  7. MLA Citation: Two Parts • A) In-text Citation • 1) Author’s Last Name • 2) Page Number • B) End of Text Citation • 1) Author’s Name (Last Name, First Name) • 2) Title Information • a) “Title of Article” • b) Title of Source Book or Journal including editor (Ed.) MLA Game

  8. MLA Citation: Part A • In-text Citation • Author’s Name • Page Number • Attributive Tag • Example: Horace Minerclaims that“the fundamental belief underlying the whole system appears to be that the human body is ugly and has a tendency towards debility and disease” (Miner171). MLA Game

  9. MLA Citation: Part B • End of Text Citation • Author’s last name, First name. “Title of the article.” Title of the source. Ed. Editor’s name. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Inclusive page numbers. • Example: Bambara, Toni, Cade. “The Lesson.” Reading and Writing with Purpose. Ed. Miguel Powers. New York: McGraw-Hill Primus, 2003. 12-19.Print. MLA Game

  10. In-text Citation Review • Two parts • Author’s name • Page number in parenthesis Attributive tag (a. t.) • Example: While pretending to report about a primitive tribe called the “Nacerima,” Horace Miner describes the American culture as an “example of the extremes to which” humans can go (Miner 171). MLA Game

  11. Round One: In-text Citation 5) Barbara Mellix explains that using “standard English to whites was our way of demonstrating that we knew their language and could use it.” (Mellix 289) Incorrect: Period inside the quotation mark, not after the parenthetical citation • 11 MLA Game 10/23/2014

  12. Round One: In-text Citation 15) “I will have my serpent's tongue—my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice,” explains Anzaldua as she asserts her continued independence (125). Correct • 12 MLA Game 10/23/2014

  13. Round Two: End of Text Citation Works Cited • Carol Comfort. Breaking Boundaries. Print. • Incorrect: Author’s last name first and lacks publication information MLA Game

  14. Round Two: End of Text Citation Works Cited • Carol Comfort. Breaking Boundaries. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. Print. • Incorrect: Author’s last, name first. [Comfort, Carol.] MLA Game

  15. Round Two: End of Text Citation Works Cited • Anzaldua, Gloria. “How to Tame a Wild Tongue.” Breaking Boundaries. Ed. Carol Comfort. Upper Saddle River, NJ: 2000. 119-130. Print. • Lester, James. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide. 3rd ed. New York Longman, 1999. Print. • Rodriguez, Richard. “Aria.” Breaking Boundaries. Ed. Carol Comfort. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. 299-308. Print. • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ed. Linda Buckle and Paul Kelley. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997. Print. [Correct: Alphabetical by authors’ last names] MLA Game

  16. Final Round • Make a correct Work Cited entry for Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual Among the Nacerima.” Each team member writes a version on a separate piece of paper. • Write one corrected version and all names on your final answer. MLA Game

  17. Miner Citation Information Horace Miner. Annual Editions: Anthropology. 2000/2001. “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” Editor Elvio Angeloni Dushkin/McGraw-Hill 2000 Sluice Dock, Conneticut 171-173. Medium

  18. Final Round Works Cited • Miner, Horace. “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.” Annual Editions: Anthropology. 23rd ed. Ed. Elvio Angeloni. Sluice Dock, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 2000. 171- 173. Print. MLA Game

  19. Summary Quiz • What are the two parts of MLA Citation? • When should you use MLA Citation? • What is the difference between quotation and paraphrase? How do you show the difference in your paper? • What questions do you have? MLA Game

  20. Where to Get More Information • Writing Handbooks such as: Maimon, Elaine P. and Janice H. Peritz. A Writer’s Resource: A Handbook for Writing and Research. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003. Print. • Fullerton College Library Home Page • Fullerton College Writing Center, Tutoring Center and your instructor. MLA Game