MLA Format & You
Mrs. Wolff - F2015-16
MLA Format, and How Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Can Help
Whenever you are in need of further assistance in the use of this format - it's easy to forget between semesters! - always remember to go back to OWL. They have just about every answer you'll need in order to complete your assignment successfully.
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Click here for the Purdue OWL MLA Format home page, which defines MLA Format, why we use it, and includes helpful free resources at your fingertips.
Click here for an excellent step-by-step video tutorial of everything you need to do to type page one of all MLA Format essays for this class! Created by David Taylor at UMUC.
Click here for all of the resources that are available to you through Purdue's Online Writing Lab - it's free, and it's the best site I've seen in 20 years for free MLA, persuasive writing, and grammar resources - worksheets and answers, too!
Click here - takes you to the "Writing a Literary Analysis Presentation" page. Then click on the PowerPoint presentation - very helpful when writing your GATSBY papers!
Click here for (almost) everything you'd ever want to know about using MLA Format in our research and literary analysis papers. To the point that you'll be sick of it. Which is probably a good thing.
Click here for the main page of the OWL's Works Cited page resources. Just about every type of citation you could want or need lies within these pages.
Click here, and then navigate to the MLA Sample Paper. Scroll down to pages 10-11. This Works Cited page is within their Sample Paper.
Click here for the OWL site that will take you to the MLA PowerPoint - MLA 7th Edition (2009) Formatting and Style Guide.
Click here for the PDF document, and keep this open as you write any paper for this class in which you must cite your sources, including literary analysis, and research papers. You will use the left column citations / MLA Format only!
--Creating a debatable, persuasive thesis --Using rhetoric - persuasion - throughout your writing --Using quotes that support your MPTSs and thesis statement
Click here for a free online copy of this classic text, published in 1920, and written by E.B. White, of Charlotte's Web fame - yes, him! - and William Strunk, Jr. When you have extra time, even if it is not until this summer, read this book!