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Paragraphs and MLA Formatting

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Paragraphs and MLA Formatting 09/04/2008 03:48:00 4 Things that make a successful paragraph Unity Coherence A topic sentence Adequate development Additionally… Shouldn’t be too long or too short Clearly focused Keep paragraphs seemless – use transitional sentences MLA Formatting Work cited page doesn’t count towards pages of paper. Don’t float a quote, but introduce it. Cite something from reader “66R” where R indicates reader Citations go by last name When you quote a poem, you need to cite lines used. MLA Generic format: Last, first.  Title.   City:  Publisher, Date.
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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers  is a good book with in depth 
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Unformatted text preview: details of specific situations and how to cite them. ← ← Transitional Sentences ← Lead you logically from one paragraph to the next. • What do they have in common? • How do they both relate to the thesis? ← General Paper Notes • Use present tense for text but past tense for lives • Try to blend the tenses together in a way that isn’t awkward • Avoid passive voice • Don’t use “obviously,” “clearly” – it’s hyperbolic w/evidence • Conclusions: don’t rehash entire document, but explore something new: what strikes you? Where could you go from here? 09/04/2008 03:48:00 ← 09/04/2008 03:48:00 ←...
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