Create a works cited page. Reserve a page at the end of your paper for the bibliography, referred to as "works cited" in MLA style. Write "Works Cited" at the top of the next page after the last page of your paper. This page should have the same header with your last name as the rest of your paper, and your page numbers should continue onto this page, too.
Capitalize all words in titles except articles, prepositions, and conjunctions. You should capitalize every word in the title of your sources, except for words like “an,” “the,” and “of.” If you’re unsure how to capitalize your title, you can use online capitalization generators, like Title Capitalization, to check your titles.
Double space your citations page. All of the pages of your MLA bibliography should be double spaced. You don’t need to put extra spaces between each source, as long as everything is double-spaced.
Indent each successive line for the same source. If your source takes up more than one line, indent the each successive line 0.5 inches (1.25 cm). Once you begin a new source, go back to the original margin.
- You shouldn’t use an author’s title or degrees when listing their names in your bibliography. This is true even if they are listed that way on the source.
- For example, a book citation might look like this: Butler, Olivia. Parable of the Flower. Sacramento: Seed Press, 1996.
- For example, an article published in a scholarly journal might look like this: Green, Marsha. "Life in Costa Rica." Science Magazine vol. 1, no. 4, Mar 2013: 1-2.
- If you’re citing an article in a newspaper, you only need the name of the newspaper, followed by the date it was published, and the page number. A citation for that might look like this: Smith, Jennifer. “Tiny Tim Wins Award.” New York Times, 24 Dec 2017, p. A7.
- For example, a website citation might look like this: Jong, June. "How to Write an Essay." Writing Portal. 2 Aug. 2012. University of California. 23 Feb. 2013. <http://writingportal.com>
- Some websites, particularly academic ones, will have what’s called a DOI (digital object identifier). Write “doi:” in front of this number in place of the website’s url if a DOI is available.
Use reliable sources to look for the citations rules for other types of sources. There are a lot of different types of sources you can use in a research paper. Use a reliable source to look up those citation rules. You can actually purchase a copy of the MLA style guide, or you can use a website like Purdue’s OWL (online writing lab) to look up your sources.
|English 669||Dr. Morillo|
|Bibliography and Methods of Research||M or W 3:00-4:15 Tompkins G115|
|Fall 2010||Office=Tompkins 270; phone: 513-4080|
The course introduces you to the world of research; the current profession; your department and our research and writing expectations for you. Class lectures and discussions will include expanding domains of current research materials available in both print and electronic media; the variety of methods in current English studies; helping you become familiar with some of the intellectual endeavors that make up modern research in the humanities; beginning your own research and formal, professional oral and written presentation of your information.
- write MLA citation and bibliographic form correctly
- formulate useful research questions in cogent writing
- become conversant in some current methodologies and fields of research
- prepare skills for a successful MA capstone project
Required Print Texts @ NCSU Bookstore1)MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.Ed. Joseph Gibaldi et al.7th ed.New York: MLA, 2009.
(BE SURE TO GET THE 7th ED., FORMAT RULES CHANGED IN 2007)
once you own this text you are granted access to the online support for it, including hundreds more practice examples of bibliography and citation. The URL is on the back of the book.
Login to www.mlahandbook.org and follow the steps to activate your access. The site contains the complete book online, so you can always have the book available if you have a laptop.
2)Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures. Ed. David G. Nicholls. 3rd ed.New York: MLA, 2007.
- written assignments: Assignments are due at the start of class, in class, printed out on paper.
Late assignments are accepted only one class late, and with penalty. Any assignments arriving later than that will not be accepted.
How I Figure Your Grades
You must complete all the required work to pass the class. No opting out of assigned work. Each assignment is graded s/u (pass/fail), and so is the course.
Attendance: since the class meets only once a week, consistent attendance is critical. If you miss more than 3 classes without a suitably mature and serious excuse, you will not pass.
Disabilities: Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student Health Center, Campus
Box 7509, 515-7653. http://www.ncsu.edu/dso/
Academic Integrity Assumption
Universities are unique communities committed to creating and transmitting knowledge. They depend on freedom - individuals' freedom to explore ideas and to explore and further their own capabilities. Those freedoms depend on the good will and responsible behavior of all the members of the community, who must treat each other with tolerance and respect. They must allow each other to develop the full range of their capabilities and take full advantage of the institution's resources.
Online materials have made syllabi dynamic works in progress. If useful additional material comes to our attention later it can be added into the final column of the grid below.
Readings listed for a given week shall be completed before you attend class that week; assignments are due in class your class day.
Wk Day/Date Assignments Due In-Class Topics /guests other resources
|1||W Aug. 18||get required texts||your interests & fellows|
|2||M 23 |
|Reading: Bruce Robbins "Epilogue: The Scholar in Society" (312-30)|
Assignment ONE due (using MLA Handbook)
|English Studies today; discuss Robbins||Overview of MLA Changes for 2009|
Text Format Basics in Word
W Sept. 1
|Readings: browse MLA Handbook Ch. 5 (123-212)|
Assignment TWO due (10 formats) ANSWERS Key
| MLA form|
MLA online, Diss. & Theses Databases
| MLA Online|
|4||M 6 no class|
W 8 both sections
|Readings: Susan Jarratt "Rhetoric" (73-102) and David Bartholomae "Composition" (103-125)|
Assignment THREE due (4 abstracts)
|Research in Rhetoric and Composition: guest, Dr. David Rieder||NCSU Library Research Page for Rhetoric and Composition|
|5||M 13 |
Assignment FOUR due (your abstract; 2 copies)
|peer review: abstracts workshop|
UNC Writing Center on Abstracts
Writing an Academic Abstract
Examples, successful abstracts
Abstracts Better and Worse
|6||M 20 NO CLASS |
W 22 both sections
Readings: explore Penn CFP
Assignment FIVE key
|abstracts in action: conference papers|
AEGS trip to UNC-Greensboro conference (9/25/10)
contact Laura Waldrep if you'd like to go
New Books on Literature
|Readings: NCSU faculty pubs|
Assignment SIX due (2 par reviews)
|student presentations, by author|
Reviewing with flair Scott, A. O. 'Sacre Bleu! Is this Movie Bad" (rev. of Paris 36)
Currin, Grayson " 'A Hopeless Swarm of Bad Ideas'" (review of Ryan Adams' poetry)
|8||M Oct. 4|
Assignment SEVEN due(research proposal first draft)
|Peer review workshop on proposals;|| |
Evaluation Rubric for Proposals
Examples of Successful Research Proposals
|Readings: Donadey & Lionnet "Feminisms, Genders, Sexualities" (225-244)|
discuss Donadey & Lionnet; 3/section responsible for leading discussion
M 18 both sections
Assignment EIGHT due (prop draft 2)
|Research for Teachers: guest, Sonya Massengill, doctoral student in curriculum & instruction; high school teacher || Print Reference Works|
|Readings: McGann "Interpretation" (160-170) and Bernstein "Poetics" (126-142)||discuss McGann & Bernstein; 3/section responsible for leading discussion of each|| |
|12||M Nov. 1|
|Assignment NINE due Friday, Nov. 5 (citation practice)||electronic sources & citation; Google books|| a real, professional call for research proposals |
|Readings: Gallagher "Historical Scholarship" and Warren "Race and Ethnicity"||discuss Gallagher (Historical) 3/section responsible for leading discussion of each, 3 respondents|| |
|work on proposals||discuss Warren (Race& Ethnicity) 3 discussion leaders, same 3 respondents||Ethnographic Methods ; Interviewing (Griffin, Research Methods for English Studies)|
|15||M 22 both sections; no class W 24|
Readings: Orgeron & Orgeron, "Familial Pursuits, Editorial Acts: Documentaries After the Age of Home Video"
Chaps. 2 and 3 in Film, a Critical Introduction (Pramaggiore & Wallis)
|Researchin film, guests: Drs. Marsha and Devin Orgeron|
|Assignment TENdue (final prop due)||what to do with an MA degree conferences & publication||American Scholar Essay on Decline of the English Department|