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Brockelman 1 Unit 1 Handouts Contents: pg # MLA Format / template 2-3 Using Numbers in essays 4 Punctuating Titles 5 Assorted Punctuation 6-11 Allusions 13 Verbs List 14- Pronoun-Antecedent Errors 17- Common Sentence Errors to Avoid 22- Top 10 Common Errors 23- Hooks (Narrative, framing) 26- Thesis 28- Good description 36-
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Brockelman 2 MLA Format for Word Make a Template & Save! Preliminary steps 1. Create: Open/create a new Word blank document. 2. Margins: Click on Page Layout ----- Margins - Normal (all 1”). 3 Font: Click on "Home" ----- Times New Roman – 12 pt.—Black lettering 4. Spacing; Find the long thin box in center bottom of tool boxes - "Paragraph" - Click on the very small arrow box in bottom right corner. Check "Before/After" settings--must be at "0" For "Line Spacing" - click on "Double." Click "OK" at bottom. Header / Heading/Title/First Line 1. Header : Click on Insert ------- "Page Number"------"Top of page" ----- "Plain Number 3" ---- Now go to "Home" and choose "Times New Roman 12 pt"; then type your last name and add 1 space afterward (this will separate your name from pg #). Now double click anywhere on white space below the blue dotted line. (For Word 2013, click on Insert - Header, choose top option. Then go to HOME, click on right alignment.) 2. Heading : Now type your 4-line heading; see your textbook, pg 507-08, & 39 for information and illustration. (Your name (first and last) / Instructor’s name (Instr. L. Brockelman) / Course (ENG 111.??A) / due date (May 20, 2016). 3. Title : On next line, go to "Home" and center space. Now type your title (capitalizing first, last, and all major words between, no punctuation or bold). On next line, "align left" & tab to indent. You’re now ready to begin typing your opening paragraph. 4. (for later) Hit “enter” and then “Control + enter.” This will add a “page break” so that your Works Cited will always begin on a new page. 5. Save : Click on upper left "File" ----- "Save as" ----find your portal (if using a flash drive, this will be under "Computer"-------- "Removable Disk." Pay close attention to what's in the "File Name" box. You may want to entitle this as "MLA
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Brockelman 3 Template." Finishing 1- When finished, click on “Print” to see a full view of your format. (Check against text.) 2- Check yours against your neighbor's. 3- When correct, SAVE format to your disk as "MLA template." *** Make sure to save it. From here on, you should never need to retype it again, but simply copy and paste, making the necessary corrections such as date, title, etc. This handout has been placed here on Bb for you to refer back to if/when necessary. Remember that ALL your papers in this class will be typed using this format only. Always preview your format to check your document before submitting to Bb.
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Brockelman 4 Using Numbers in Essays Consistency is the best rule. Should you spell out or use Arabic numerals? Spell out numbers. . . Examples: 1. of 1-2 words. Our son is eight years old.
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