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 isnt awkward Avoid passive voice Dont use obviously, clearly its hyperbolic w/evidence Conclusions: dont 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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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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