Hacker-Levi-MLA

Hacker-Levi-MLA - MLA Research Paper (Levi) Cell Phones in...

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MLA Research Paper (Levi) Title is centered about one-third down the page. Writer’s name is centered around the middle of the page. Course name, professor’s name, and date are centered near the bottom of the page. Cell Phones in the Hands of Drivers: A Risk or a Benefit? Paul Levi English 101 Professor Baldwin 2 April XXXX Lopez begins to identify and question Goodall’s assumptions. Marginal annotations indicate MLA-style formatting and effective writing . Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006). This paper has been updated to follow the style guidelines in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers , 7th ed. (2009).
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Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006). Outline pages are numbered with small roman numerals. Outline begins with thesis and uses standard format. Outline is written in complete sentences. Levi i .
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Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006). Writer’s name and page number are typed 1 / 2 '' from top of each page. Levi ii
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Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006). Text of the paper begins on page 1. Title is repeated and centered. Statistic is cited with author’s name and page number in parentheses. Thesis asserts Paul Levi’s main point. Headings help readers follow the organization. For a quotation, the author is named in a signal phrase; the page number is in parentheses. A summary is introduced with a signal phrase naming the author; a page number is given in parentheses. Levi 1 A Risk or a Benefit? As of 2000, there were about ninety million cell phone users in the United States, with 85% of them using their phones while on the road (Sundeen 1). Because of evidence that cell phones impair drivers by distracting them, some states have considered laws restricting their use in moving vehicles. Proponents of legislation correctly point out that using phones while driving can be dangerous. The extent of the danger, however, is a matter of debate, and the benefits may outweigh the risks. Unless the risks of cell phones are shown to outweigh the benefits, we should not restrict their use in moving vehicles; instead, we should educate the public about the dangers of driving while phoning and prosecute irresponsible phone users under laws on negligent and reckless driving. Assessing the risks We have all heard horror stories about distracted drivers chatting on their cell phones. For example, in a letter to the editor, Anthony Ambrose describes being passed by another driver “who was holding a Styrofoam cup and a cigarette in one hand, and a cellular telephone in the other, and who had what appeared to be a newspaper balanced on the steering wheel—all at approximately 70 miles per hour” (128). Another driver, Peter
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