Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Modern Language Association (MLA) style, part of Writing Research Papers.
- [Instructor] The Modern Language Association…referencing style, the MLA,…is used mainly in the humanities.…Each referencing style has its own specifics,…along with some general requirements…that all the styles share.…MLA has the author and page of each source, if given,…identified in parenthesis after every reference.…This is called in-text citations.…This short description then points the reader…to the end of the research paper…for the detailed information for each source.…That complete list of sources is labeled "Works Cited".…
The same format is used regardless if the material…is directly quoted or paraphrased.…You want to include this quote from a book in your paper;…the in-text citation gives the author and the book page.…Notice the order: ending quote marks, parenthesis,…authors last name, page number,…no comma between those items, end parenthesis…and then the period to end the sentence.…Only the author's last name and page number are necessary…unless you're using sources from authors…with the same last name: Jame Walters and Samuel Walters.…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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