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Unformatted text preview: Purdue University Writing Lab Cross-referencing: Using MLA Format A workshop brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab Purdue University Writing Lab Why Use MLA Format? r Provides consistent format within a discipline u Gives you credibility as a writer u Protects yourself from plagiarism Purdue University Writing Lab Using a Consistent Format Using a consistent format helps your reader understand your arguments and the sources they’re built on. It also helps you keep track of your sources as you build arguments. Purdue University Writing Lab Establishing Credibility The proper use of MLA style shows the credibility of writers; such writers show accountability to their source material. Purdue University Writing Lab Avoiding Plagiarism Proper citation of your sources in MLA style can help you avoid plagiarism, which is a serious offense. It may result in anything from failure of the assignment to expulsion from school. Purdue University Writing Lab Where Do I Find MLA Format? r MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers , 5th ed. r Composition textbooks r www.mla.org r OWL website: owl.english.purdue.edu Purdue University Writing Lab MLA Style: Two Parts r Works Cited Page r Parenthetical Citations Purdue University Writing Lab Works Cited Page r A complete list of every source that you make reference to in your essay r Provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and retrieve any sources cited in your essay. Purdue University Writing Lab A Sample Works Cited Page Smith 12 Works Cited Dickens, Charles. Bleak House . 1852-1853. New York: Penguin, 1985.1985....
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