MLA Style 1 (Parenthetical Citations and Works Cited Page)
In many of your courses, you are asked to write papers that include material from outside sources-material from books,
articles, films, online sources, and so on. If you are taking a course in the humanities, such as an English course,
your instructor will require that you use the current conventions of MLA style to cite your sources and format your
paper properly. In Part 1 of the "MLA Style" workshop, you will focus on two key components of MLA style:
(1) creating parenthetical (in-text) citations to cite sources within your papers; and (2) creating a list of your
sources-a bibliography called the Works Cited page. In Part 2 of the "MLA Style" workshop, additional issues will be addressed.
This Guided Learning Activity will help you become a stronger student and a better writer by giving you additional instruction
and practice in citing your sources using MLA style.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this activity, you should be able to:
- Explain what MLA is and what function it serves
- Identify resources that you can refer to for proper MLA format
- Create correctly formatted parenthetical citations in MLA style
- Create a correctly formatted Works Cited page in MLA style
Before you start, you'll need to make sure you that have the
handouts for this activity and the Supplemental Learning
Workbook. If you don't, ask a tutor to help you.
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