Once you have mastered the basics of MLA citation format (how to create parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page) you
are ready to learn some advanced quoting and citing methods.
This activity will help you become a stronger student and a better writer by giving you additional instruction and practice
in quoting and citing your sources. By the end of this activity, you will be able to do the following:
Let's get started!
If at any time you need help please ask a tutor.
- Use ellipsis to indicate that you are omitting material from a passage you are quoting
- Use square brackets to insert your own words into a quote for purposes of clarification
- Use the "quoted in" citation to indicate that the comment you are quoting appeared as a quote in the original source
- Use signal phrases to present an author's credentials or to preview a passage you are quoting
- Smoothly integrate segments of source material into your own sentences
- Use block format for lengthy quotations
- Use single and double quotation marks for a quote-within-a-quote
First you'll need make sure you have the handouts for this activity.
If you don't, ask a tutor to help you.
Once you have the worksheet
and handouts in front of you, view this PowerPoint presentation
on advanced quoting and citing techniques.
Now that you have seen the presentation, you will complete a sequence of exercises in which you
use the techniques to solve problems in quoting and citing. You can find the exercises in the "Student Worksheet" handout.
As you work on the exercises, please have the "Student Handout" next to you for reference; it contains the information you
need to complete the exercises.
All you have left to do
now is to write the "Self-Reflection" paragraph at the end of the worksheet.
Go over your work and the self reflexion with a tutor
That's it. You are done! Thank you for completing this guided learning activity.