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ENC 1102 Spring 2008 MLA: IN-TEXT/PARENTHETICAL CITATION (from Mon., Jan. 28) As we’ve already discussed, MLA style involves two important but different aspects of essay- writing. MLA style dictates (1) citation procedures and (2) formatting procedures. Citation means that you give credit to the creator of ideas, whether you refer to the author’s ideas or the specific words (direct quotes) of the respective author. For MLA style, citation includes -citing in the text of your essay ( in-text/parenthetical citations ) and -also at the end of your essay (works cited page). In-text Citation (parenthetical citation): (1) Prose (Essays and Fiction )- At the end of the sentence and/or quote, provide a set of parentheses that contain the author’s last name— if the author’s last name is not already part of the sentence
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Unformatted text preview: —and the appropriate page number. At the end of the quote, (a) omit original punctuation and (b) just close with quotation marks. If a quote ends your sentence, which is the most common situation, the punctuation goes after / outside of the parenthetical citation. Exs. Adler states, “There are two ways in which one can own a book” (237) . So many readers “forget that it is possible for a man to acquire the idea” (Adler 238) . *If there no author, put the title (or an abbreviated version of it) inside the parenthetical citation instead of the author’s last name. Maintain the proper formatting of the title.) (2) Poetry : **There are different procedures for poetry, which are similar to the procedures for song lyrics. 1...
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