Module 3: MLA STYLE Citations and Works Cited PageOverview
This module is designed to teach you the proper way to cite outside sources in a research paper. It will also explain when it is not necessary to cite a source.In this module, you will learn the proper way to cite your sources. Finally, you will explain how to create a works cited page that lists all of the sources for a research paper.
After completing this module, you should be able to:1.Cite sources correctly2.Format citations correctly in MLA formReadingsWriting Research Papers Chapter 11, pages 183-188 identify the appropriate way to write MLA standard, in-text citations (parenthetical citations that appear within the research paper itself).Chapter 14: Works Cited: MLA Style on pages 254-294 outlines, in detail, the way in which sources must be listed in an MLA works cited page. An example of an MLA works cited page is found on pages 255-256.Calvin College has created the KnightCite Citation Service to help take the stress out of citing sources for Web pages. Follow the instructions, first making sure to carefully select the appropriate citation style and resource type on the left side of the screen (be sure to spell everything correctly since the site does not have a spell checker available yet). After you’ve entered all of the necessary information, click the ‘submit’ button and you will be presented with a proper citation that can be copied and pasted into a works cited page. Just remember that when creating a works cited page, all entries must be in alphabetical order!Module 3 Reading Assignment1. Explain in 75-150 words various ways to cite your sources within the essay on the basis of your readings in Writing Research Papers on pages 183-188.2. In 100-200 words explain how to format a works cited page on the basis of your readings on pages 254-256.3. In 50-100 words, explain how pages 260-294 can help you format your MLA works cited page.Submit this assignment below.
Module 3 Reading AssignmentModule 3 Reading Assignment1. Explain in 75-150 words various ways to cite your sources within the essay on the basis of your readings in Writing Research Papers on pages 183-188.2. In 100-200 words explain how to format a works cited page on the basis of your readings on pages 254-256.3. In 50-100 words, explain how pages 260-294 can help you format your MLA works cited page.Submit this assignment below.
Your first paper must be 750-800 words in length (including the works cited page). The paper should be double-spaced.
You must use at least two sources for this paper.
Any resources you use (including your text book) must be cited within your essay and at the end of the paper according to MLA standards.
Because the English Department does not recognize Wikipedia as a valid source, do not use it for this assignment.Topics (choose one)
Using the essay “On Being a Cripple” (p. 161) as a basis, write a definition essay explaining the term ‘cripple’. Do not use the Webster’s dictionary definition for this assignment. Remember: a definition essay moves beyond a strict, dictionary definition and uses other methods such as examples, personal narrative, and comparisons. For more information on writing a definition essay, visit Developing a Definition, part of the Guide to Grammar & Writing Web site at Capital Community College.
In her essay, “What’s in a Name?” Lini Kadaba says, “The melting pot…has become more of a stew or goulash or curry as ethnic pride moves to the front burner and we discover our deep ethnic roots…” (Kabada 175). Write an example essay that illustrates this idea.
After reading the essay “On Being a Cripple” (p. 161), write a comparison or contrast essay that explores the differences in how ‘cripples’ are viewed. You could, for example, choose to compare these differences in light of culture (Eastern culture versus Western culture) or generations (people who were born in the early 1900’s versus those born later in the century).
Using the essay, “Just Walk on By” (p. 184) as a basis, write an argumentative essay debating the idea that the views of the people around us determines our personal identity. You must have a clear thesis statement that takes a stand and then use sources to back up your thesis.
Write a descriptive essay in which you examine your own self-perception. You might answer questions such as, is your self-perception based on reality? Are you a typical representation of your generation, or not? Remember, this essay must still include two outside sources.