Titles: Underline, Italicize, Quotation Marks, or Naked?
YOUR BASIC RULES: • Any work long enough to be published alone is put in italics. • If you're typing your essay, italicize your words. If you’re handwriting the words, underline them instead. • Shorter works or parts of longer works are enclosed in quotation marks.
Underline/Italics • To indicate the title of a LONG work or something that could stand alone (not as part of something else) • Examples: titles of books, novels, plays, long poems, periodicals, operas, ballets, named symphonies, newspapers, sculptures, paintings, television programs, ships, planes, and spacecraft are in italics
Use Quotation Marks: • To indicate the title of a SHORT work or something that is PART of another work. • Examples: single poems, articles, short stories, chapters, titles of songs, and so on
Naked? • Religious works like The Bible or The Koran • Buildings such as The Empire State Building • Monuments like The Statue of Liberty • Government documents such as The Declaration of Independence • People’s names (even famous people) These don’t need any type of punctuation, but always be sure to capitalize correctly!
You Try:Italics/Underlineor Quotations? • Looking for Alaska is one of my favorite books! • I wrote an essay called Stem Cell Research. • I could not believe Miley Cyrus’ performance of Wrecking Ball on the MTV Video Music Awards. • I can’t wait to see the new movie What If in theatres soon.
REVIEW: • What is the difference between italics vs. underlining? When should you use each? • Give a basic rule for using italics or underlining in titles. • What is the basic rule for quotation marks in titles? • When should you leave words naked?
EXIT TICKETPunctuate the following correctly: • Cool Kids (song) • Romeo and Juliet (play) • Skyfall (movie) • The Raven (poem) • To Kill a Mockingbird (novel) • The Scarlet Ibis (Short Story) • Resisted (a chapter in the novel The Host)