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Unformatted text preview: MLA Conventions for Using Parenthetical Citations Worksheet This series of exercises is the work of Media Spet M. Davis at the Yeshiva High School University for Girls Use parentheses to denote the citation within the text itself. The citation should include the first element in the Works Cited citation (usually the author’s last name) and the page number of the cited material (if applicable). These two elements should be separated by a space, not by a comma or any other punctuation mark. Examples: Quotation: “Quoted material” (Author’s last name Page number). Paraphrase: Paraphrased sentence / passage. (Author’s last name Page number) Quote from a web source with no author or page numbers: “Quoted material” (“Article/Section Title”). Notes: 1) The item appearing first in the citation on the Works Cited page should designate the parenthetical citation. Usually, this is the author’s last name or the title of the article or section. 2) In the case of a long article or section title, use a shortened version in the parenthetical citation. You should shorten the citation to the first noun in the entry. The title “Screaming Japanese Schoolgirls Overturn Greenspan’s Bus” can be cited as (“Screaming Japanese Schoolgirls”), for example....
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