Embedded Citations

Take the Challenge

BEFORE YOU COME TO THE LIBRARY.....

Complete Challenge #1 Parts A, B, and C

BE A SCHOLAR WITH INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY!

Challenge #1: background knowledge

Part A: What are embedded citations?!

Here is a quick explanation of embedded citations (also known as in-text citations).


Note that in the video she creates a Bibliography. You will be creating a Works Cited page. The concept is the same for both.

What Are In-Text Citations?

Part B: USING SOURCE IT

Source It is Peel's guide to documenting your research

Step 1 Use the link below to access Source It. READ the following sections for MLA format:

  • Layout
  • Embedded Citations - General Rules
  • Short Quotations (four lines or less)

Step 2 Look at this sample essay The Journey Motif in Art and Life to observe:


  • the layout of the paper
  • the embedded citations (in/direct quotes, author or no author mentioned in lead-up)
  • the Works Cited page


DON'T PANIC! You may not understand all of this. That's OK!

You will be able to ask questions in class.

And you definitely do NOT have to memorize it!

This is simply to get you acquainted with the information in Source It.

Part C: Think you've got it?

TEST YOUR EMBEDDED CITATION SKILLS WITH...

THE REST OF THE ASSIGNMENT WILL BE DONE IN THE LIBRARY

Challenge #2 PUTting YOUR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO WORK

The Essay

You have been provided with a pre-written essay. Unfortunately, the quotes and embedded citations were left out! As was the Works Cited!

It is your task to complete the essay by:
  • creating the Works Cited
  • filling in the quotations along with their embedded citations
  • properly formatting everything using MLA format


Save or Copy & Paste this ESSAY into a Word document so that you can finish it:


You will be PRINTING the finished paper and handing it in for assessment.


Here is the INSTRUCTION SHEET which explains how to complete the Works Cited and the Essay:

Lost the handout for the two books? Access a digital copy of the handout here:

Challenge #3: The Final Task!

OK, time to tidy it up and make it look pretty.

No, really. You need to apply proper MLA formatting to both the essay and the Works Cited. Here are some reminders on how to do all this:

Eek! Not sure how to do the formatting?

If you need a refresher on how to format your paper using Word (e.g. creating the header, hanging indent, etc.), watch this tutorial.


Note that you will need to highlight the entire document and then apply the formatting.

Once you have done that, highlight the Works Cited and apply the hanging indent to the entries.

MLA Style Essay Format - Word Tutorial

Think you're done?

Use the Assessment rubric below to double-check your work.

When you are satisfied with your essay and Works Cited, print it out and hand it in!

Credits


Peel District School Board. "Source It Peel". Secondary eResources. 2010. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. <http://cbo-lib-fe01.peelschools.org/SourceIt/index.html>.


"Practice MLA." NoRedInk. N.p., 2016. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.

<https://www.noredink.com/demo/quiz/91336016/tutorial>.


Taylor, David. "MLA Style Essay Format - Word Tutorial." YouTube. N.p., 10 Jan. 2011. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. <http://youtu.be/22CPQoLE4U0>.


"What Are In-Text Citations?" YouTube. EasyBib, 30 Sept. 2014. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.

<https://youtu.be/R5igNRmKLug>.