MLA Style Sheet for writing papers Basic format: A4, double spacing, 1 inch marg

MLA Style Sheet for writing papers Basic format: A4, double spacing, 1 inch margins, 11 font Times New Roman On every other page (minimum 4, including Works Cited page) Organization 1. Introductory paragraph(s). Introduce subject/summarize. General to particular statements. Anything else designed to lead into thesis or main idea. WELL DEVELOPED Thesis statement. 2. Body paragraphs. Topic sentences for each. Supporting sentences and explanations, examples or illustrations. 3. Concluding paragraph(s). Summary or paraphrase of preceding argument. Additional comments. Quotations Place within quotation marks with the source of quotation/page number at the end between brackets. E.g. “’Middle earth’ is an Anglo-Saxon term” (Tolkien 53) Paraphrased or summarized quotation Provide only the page number between brackets. E.g. Tolkien points out that middle earth is an Anglo-Saxon term (53). Works Cited page 1. Alphabetical list (minimum 3). 2. Author’s family name, first name(s). Title. Place pf publication: publisher, year of publication. e.g. Shakespeare, William. Othello. Ed. Norman Sanders. The New Cambridge Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. Othello June 14 201 NO PLAGIARISM 1000 words

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