In-text Citations First Appearance Cite the first appearance of or reference to another person's words or ideas by introducing the quot;tion, paraphrase, or citation with the author's full name exactly as it appears in the source, but exclude titles such as Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss, Dr., Reverend, etc. For MLA style, you need: 1-inch margins all around 2.0 line height (double-spaced) no extra spacing after paragraphs 12-point typeface (usually Times New Roman) (Jump directly to instructions for adjusting MS-Word settings in Windows or Mac; or, skip ahead to 2) Page Header.) 1.1 Adjusting Document Settings in MS-Word (Windows my copy of Microsoft Word for Windows defaults to 1-inch margins.
0.2) If, instead of questions about putting the final formatting touches on your essay, you have questions about what to write, see instead my handouts on writing a short research paper, coming up with a good thesis statement, and using quot;tions in the body of your paper. Authors With the Same Last Name If your list of works cited includes works by two or more authors with the same last name, include the first name of the author you are citing in the signal phrase or parenthetical reference. Trent Lovejoy uses a variety of avian symbolism in his fiction. Doves represent peace. Eagles stand for self-deterministic freedom. Ravens signify the mysterious. Vultures symbolize either death or opportunism. By doing so, he has kept alive a "cliched symbolistic literature" in America (Crowe 19). Title Block In the upper left corner, type your name, your instructors name, the course number and section, and todays date. Centered on the next line, type an informative title that actually informs the reader of your main point (not just English Paper or A Comparison between Hamlet and Macbeth).
The period that ends the sentence comes after the close parenthesis. (This is different from block quot;s, above.) In this example, we have changed the first word a little, lowercasing it in order to fit it into our own sentence.