AWT paper: MLA formatting

Sample paper with MLA formatting notes.

This page will help students connect with information on  MLA formatting: title page, pagination, embedded citations and creating a properly formatted works cited list.

Begin with this: do you know when to cite?

Watch this video on in text citations: What Are In-Text Citations?

What does it mean to format an assignment in MLA style?

It simply means formatting your work with certain margins, spacing and information. Yes teachers do care about where you put your name (top of the page) and yes, you do need to put your first and last names, the teacher’s name, your course name and the assignment title. This makes it easy for your reader (the teacher to know which student created the work, for which course and assignment.

Your job as a writer is to make things clear for your reader. Using MLA style format is one way to do that. You can get additional information in the TDSB student research guide ResearchSuccess@YourLibrary found here.

Use effective note taking stratiges to avoid  plagarism. Here are some tips.

  1. Begin by previewing this document  on how and when to cite.
  2. Consult the Earl Haig Library section on MLA for citation help  and additional resources.
  3. Review the class presentation 

Need more help? Watch theses seful VidCasts

  1. Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting – The Basics
  2. Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting: List of Works Cited

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