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ENGL 1A Midterm Project (MLA) Read all of the details and plan ahead so you can have this

done on time. I will not accept any late work. This is time-intensive, a may take you as much as a few days to complete. There are lots of details, so read carefully and make sure not to miss anything! This project covers the three major areas of the MLA documentation format. Part one is basic MLA formatting and page layout. Part two is MLA parenthetical documentation. Part three is the MLA works cited page. I suggest you re-read chapter 19 in the textbook before starting on this. You may want to have your book open as you work on the project as well. It will help you a lot! Format: This entire project should be considered one continuous project. You will have parts 1,2, and 3 all submitted as the same document. The entire document must be in proper MLA format. I ask for page breaks between the three sections, but do not submit it as three separate assignments. Consider it all one paper. Due: Wednesday, September 25th at the beginning of class. You must submit this project to me as a hard, print copy. I will not accept any submissions via email. I will not accept any late work. If you do not turn the midterm project in on time, you will not get a passing grade for this course. Part One: MLA Basics and Incorporating Sources Questions (25 points) Overview: This portion of the test comes in two areas. Area one is the 8 questions below (10 points total). Area two is not anything extra you will do; Ill simply be grading you based on proper use of MLA format of the actual paper that is submitted to me that is to say the header, margins, title, line spacing, class identification heading, etc. (15 points total). Directions: A) Answer the following questions in complete, grammatically correct sentences. B) For each response, you must include the page number on which you found the answer. This page number must use proper MLA style parenthetical citations. C) This section must be submitted in proper MLA format, using proper margins, header, title, etc. You can simply title it MLA Midterm if you like. D) All answers must be clearly numbered. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Questions According to the textbook, what are the six most possible components for a basic book entry on a works cited page? (1 point) On the works cited page, what do you use in place of the authors name in the second entry when you have two or more works by the same author? (1 point) On the works cited page, how do you list the volume and issue number in a print periodical? (1 point) On the works cited page, what are the seven key elements when writing an entry for a print periodical? Be specific. (1 point) On the works cited page, what are the four additional elements you add to a web source (after the author and title)? (1 point) On a parenthetical citation, what do you include along with the authors name when you use more than one work from one author? (1 point) What do you do in your parenthetical citation when there are more than three authors for any given work? (1 point)

8) In a long quote, what do you do with the indent, the quotation marks, and the end punctuation that is different from a regular quote? (3 points) Part Two: Parenthetical Citations (25 points) Overview: A key skill to writing papers is the incorporation of outside sources. Not only is there a particular MLA style format associated with parenthetical citations, there is a system by which we introduce and then critically examine the sources we use. This section tests primarily the MLA format, but Ill also be looking for proper source introduction as well. Directions: Starting on the next page after you finish section one above, complete the following steps to show mastery over the parenthetical citation and source use. A) This section must be typed and in proper MLA format, starting on the next page after you finish section one. B) Each answer must use complete, correct sentences and show proper MLA style parenthetical citation. C) Each answer must be clearly numbered. D) Each answer must include an introduction of the outside material and author. Dont simply have a quote by itself; always include a signal phrase such as One author says or According to Vasquez before any quote and paraphrase is given. E) For each question, youll be told the ti tle and author(s) of the piece. 1) Questions Basic Quote (5 points): Provide an example of a proper citation for a basic quote as follows: Provide a basic quote from the article by Glenn Loury on page 344+ of your textbook. Read the background on Loury on page 343 first (top paragraph). This answer must include an introduction to the material, and direct quote, a parenthetical citation, and a final sentence which critically examines what the quote would prove for your paper. Summary (5 points): Provide a summary of the entire original passage below in just one sentence: Summarize this short passage originally found in an article called: the children of cyberspace. It has no published author, and this passage was found on paragraph 8 of the electronic version of this article. This answer must include an introduction to the material, your summary, a parenthetical citation, and a final sentence which critically examines what the summary would prove for your paper. Original passage: These mini-generation gaps are most visible in the communication and entertainment choices made by different age groups. According to a survey last year by Pew, teenagers are more likely to send instant messages than slightly older 20-somethings (68 percent versus 59 percent) and to play online games (78 percent versus 50 percent). 3) Paraphrase (5 points): Provide a paraphrase of the entire original passage below. Paraphrase this short passage which is found on page 178 of an article called America Now, which was written by Howard P. Lovecraft, Walter Bishop, Jason Vorheis, and Samantha Ripley. The four authors are all professors of Political Science at Miskatonic University. This answer must include an introduction to the material, your paraphrase, a parenthetical citation, and a final sentence which critically examines what the paraphrase would prove for your paper.

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Original Passage: The first time we saw the Yes We Can video, the one produced by Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am, featuring celebrities speaking and singing over a Martin Luther Kingesque Obama speech, we thought: finally, a politician with ads as cool as Nike. The ad industry agreed. A few weeks before he won the presidential elections, Obama beat Nike, Apple, Coors and Zappos to win the Association of National Advertisers top annual award Marketer of the Year. 4) Long Quote (10 points): Provide a direct, long quote of the following: Provide a long quote from the article by Emily Raine that starts on page 212 of your textbook. Read Emilys short biography at the top of page 212 first. This answer must include an introduction to the material/author, a direct LONG quote, a parenthetical citation, and a final sentence which critically examines what the quote would prove for your paper. Part Three: Works cited Page (50 points) Overview: Create an accurate works cited page using the 15 sources below. Each entry will be worth a maximum of three points, and the layout of the overall works cited page will be 5 points. Directions: Starting on the top of the page after section two of your midterm, create an accurate works cited page. A) It must look exactly like a real works cited page, starting on a new page, using a proper header, etc. B) All rules for assembling a works cited page as found in Chapter 19 are applicable here. C) If something is missing, such as a date or a name or anything, that is intentional. I want to see how you handle that variation of a source without that particular piece of information. Note: All sources are considered to be in print medium, unless otherwise specified. Ive left quotation marks, italics, and capitalization out of most of this because I want to see how you handle the titles. 1) A book titled a history of hip hop. Its subtitle is exploring the roots of saggy pants. It was written by George Simmons and Russel Clinton. It is a second edition, in print form, and it was published in New York by the MacMillan Company in 2003.

2) A book titled three dimensional movie going, which was written by Peter J. Ashford. It was published in London by Routledge in 2010, and it is an ebook. 3) A print book titled welcome to sunnydale. Its subtitle is, buffy summers as a feminine savior, which was written by Rupert Giles, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris, and Cordelia Chase. It is a third edition, and it was published in Berkeley by the University of California Press. No publication date is available. 4) An ebook titled through the wormhole, which was written by Benjamin Sisco. It is a first edition, and it was published in New York in 1991 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. A print book titled the war and what it meant to me, which was written by Benjamin Sisco. It was published in Medford, Texas by Plexus Publishing in 2007.

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The David T. Z. Mindich article, which begins on page 174 of your textbook. (HINT: you are using multiple sections from this one anthology for purposes of MLA format) The Emily Raine article, which begins on page 212 of your textbook. (HINT: you are using multiple sections from this one anthology for purposes of MLA format) An essay from a print book called the digital dialectic: new essays on new media. The editor is Peter Lunenfeld. The MIT Press published the book in 2000 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The title of the essay is the cyberspace dialectic, and its author is Michael Hein. It is on pages 24 to 45. The book is a first edition. (HINT: This time, you are only using one article from an anthology) The print version of an article titled tom waits as a poet and a prophet, which was written by Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen and published in a scholarly journal called the journal of music and philosophy. It was published in the Winter of 2009 in Volume 34, Issue 3, on pages 37 to 97.

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10) A print article titled screw the rules with a subtitle called I have technology, which was written by Creighton Magers and published in a popular magazine called computing age on May 18, 2010, on page 4-6. 11) An article called stateless people, violent states, which was written by Bill Berkeley and published in print form in a scholarly journal called world policy journal. The date of the journal is January of 2010. The article is in Volume 26, Issue 1, on pages 3 to 15. 12) An article called tweeting to a beat censors. It was published in a paper called Bakersfield Californian on June 16, 2009, on page 7 of section A. It was found on their website on September 20th, 2011. 13) An article called the effects of race and gender on the judicial ambitions of state trial court judges, which was written by Jennifer M. Jensen and Wendy L. Martinek. Using EBSCOhost, it was located in the academic search premier database. It was originally published in a scholarly journal called political research quarterly, in June 2009, in Volume 62, Issue 2, on pages 379 to 392. The date of access was July 18, 2009. 14) An article called after souter. Using the Gale service it was located in the database called expanded academic asap. It was originally published in a popular press magazine called national review, on May 25, 2009, Volume 61, Issue 9, on page 22 through 29. The date of access was July 18, 2009. 15) An electronic book (an ebook) called nanobots and the blood-brain barrier. Its subtitle is called the future of the human brain. Its authors were Jasper Whiteporch, Redd Joreaux, and Victoria Mayflower. It was published in 2010 by Paradigm Publishing in Chama, New Mexico.