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HCCS-NE Electronic Asset Center Exploration Paper Workshop HCCS-NE Pinemont ERC 1265 Pinemont Drive Houston, Texas 77018 phone-713-718-8443 Presented by-Jennifer Boudreaux Stidham, Open Administrations Custodian Site for Exhibitions
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HCCS-NE Electronic Resource Center Research Paper Workshop HCCS-NE Pinemont ERC 1265 Pinemont Drive Houston, Texas 77018 phone-713-718-8443 Presented by-Jennifer Boudreaux Stidham, Public Services Librarian

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Site for Demonstrations I might want to express gratitude toward Indiana University South Bend for giving me authorization to utilize their site at http://www.iusb.edu/~sbwrite/mlaformat.shtml in request to make this workshop. You can go to the above site and snap on the catches marked “Show Me” keeping in mind the end goal to see diverse capacities being finished.

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Main Workshop Objective Participants will figure out how to utilize MS Word 2003 to: -Correctly arrange an examination paper in the MLA (Modern Languages Association) style as appeared in the 6 th version of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers .

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Why Learn the MLA Style? The MLA style is utilized by a significant number of your teachers as a manual for organizing exploration papers, especially in expressions of the human experience and humanities.

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Is the MLA the Only Style I Will Ever Need to Learn? Likely not! Different orders use different styles, for example, the APA (American Psychological Association) style, frequently utilized as a part of brain research and sociologies, or the Chicago (Turabian) style, regularly favored ever.

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Margins Headers/Footers Footnotes Endnotes Works Cited Pages In-content Citations Font sorts, sizes and styles Line Spacing Page Numbers Title Page (discretionary, not standard with MLA) What Elements Are Included in a Citation Style?

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So, fundamentally there are two sorts of components to pay consideration on arranging issues and reference norms. The arrangement rules dispose of any inquiries concerning the moment components of a paper-edges, text styles, and so on. You don’t need to invest hours picking textual styles!

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Using uniform reference principles helps understudies and scientists around the globe find materials that are refered to. The best possible utilization of MLA style likewise demonstrates the validity of scholars by indicating responsibility to their source material. Above all, the utilization of MLA style can shield journalists from allegations of written falsification - the deliberate or unplanned utilization of source material by different authors without giving fitting credit.

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Microsoft Word 2003 If you require additional help in utilizing this word preparing programming project, we do offer a starting MS Word class. It would be ideal if you approach at the course work area for a present timetable. Throughout today, it ought to be alright on the off chance that you haven’t utilized the project all that much. You will realize a few nuts and bolts today just in figuring out how to utilize the MLA style in your exploration papers.

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Let’s Get Started! Each of you has a duplicate of this MS PowerPoint presentation in print. MS Word test papers are incorporated on the floppy circle with the goal that you can see cases of the MLA style being used. To start with, let’s feel free to work with MS Word and really take a shot at MLA components. We will utilize a record on your plate called “PracticeMLAbefore”

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Opening Microsoft Word Double tap on the Microsoft Word symbol on the desktop. In the event that there is no symbol: Click on the "Start" menu catch, generally found on the base left hand corner of the screen. Go to "All Programs." Click "Microsoft Office." Click on "Microsoft Word 2003." This is the thing that you will check whether there is no symbol.

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Opening a Document in Microsoft Word If you have officially begun composing your paper, then go to the following step. If not: Go to "File, Open." Choose the document’s area drive, plate, and so on. Find your archive (our own is “PracticeMLAbefore”) Click on "Open", subsequent to selecting your record.

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Setting Margins in Microsoft Word Go to "File, Page Setup." Make beyond any doubt the "Top" and "Bottom" edges are set to 1". Verify the "Right" and "Left" edges are 1" too. Click the "OK" catch.

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Setting Font Type, Style, and Size in Microsoft Word Note:â  If you have not began writing your paper, skip step number one. Highlight the whole body of your examination paper Go to "Format, Font." Set textual style to "Times New Roman." Set text style to "Regular." Set size to "12." Click on the "OK" catch.

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Research Paper Heading Most MLA arranged exploration papers won\'t have a different cover sheet. At the upper left of your first page, you will have 4 separate, twofold divided, left advocated lines just before the paper\'s title, one inch from the highest point of the page-Your name Your educator/instructor’s name The class title The date

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Your Research Paper Title and First Line After the heading, twofold space and focus your title Double-space between lines of the title Double-space between the title and the first line of the content Always indent the first expression of each new section ½ inch (5 spaces)

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Making a Title Page in Microsoft Word **Note: This is not needed, but rather your teacher may need one. Click "File, New." Start toward the paper\'s start and hit the "Enter" catch 20 times. Click the "center justify" catch on the toolbar. Sort the title of your paper in all capital letters.â  Then, hit the "Enter" catch. Hit the "Enter" catch 20 more times.

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Click the "right justify" catch on the toolbar. Sort your name, then press the "Enter" catch. Sort your educator\'s name, then press the "Enter" catch. Sort the course\'s name you are doing this paper for, then press the "Enter" catch. Sort the date the paper is expected, then press the "Enter" catch. Your cover sheet ought to resemble the photos appeared.

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Creating a Header in Microsoft Word Choose "View" from the menu bar. Select "Header and Footer."

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After the drifting toolbar and header box opens: Click the "right justify" catch. Sort your last name, with a space after it. Select the "insert page number" catch, on the coasting toolbar. Click on the "Close" catch.

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NOTE: YOUR INSTRUCTOR MAY ASK YOU TO OMIT THE HEADER FROM THE FIRST PAGE. Assuming this is the case: Click the "page setup" catch. Click in the "different first page" box. Click on the "OK" catch.

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Setting the Line Spacing in Microsoft Word Starting at the upper left corner of the body of your paper-Hold the left mouse catch down and drag it straight down. Do this until the whole body is chosen. When you have chosen your content, right snap your mouse catch in the highlighted zone. Pick the "Paragraph" choice.

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After the dialog box opens: Under the "Indents and Spacing" tab, discover the content that says, "Line Spacing." Select "Double" starting from the drop box. Click on the "OK" catch.

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Formatting a Block Quote in Microsoft Word Highlight any quote that is four lines or more.       NOTE: Make beyond any doubt that it is the main content that you have highlighted. Drag the base bolt on the ruler bar, at the highest point of the report, to 1". Drag the top bolt on the ruler bar, at the highest point of the archive, to 1" too.

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Setting up a Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word * Note-the Works Cited page ought to start on another page Go to the end of your paper. Click on the end of your paper. Click "Insert, Break" from the toolbar. Pick "Page Break." Click "OK." Click the "center justify" catch. Sort "Works Cited."

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Hit the "Enter" key. Verify the line dispersing is set to twofold. (See Line Spacing lesson.) Click the "left justify" catch. Begin writing your works refered to. The second line of a source ought to be indented 1/2". Click on first line of a source. Drag the base bolt on your ruler bar to the 1/2" mark.       NOTE: Your source must be composed in one ceaseless line for this to work.

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Why So Much Worry About Citations? From http://www.answers.com/citation&r=67 Citations license perusers to put the cases to a superior test by counseling the prior work. Creators regularly draw in prior work straightforwardly, clarifying why they concur or contrast from prior perspectives. Preferably, sources are essential (direct), later, with great ethos, accreditations, and references. Some have scrutinized the power expected or gave by reference, thinking of it as interminably recursive, the power of a work laying on its references, the power of which thus depend on their references.

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Types of Citations Works Cited page (Bibliography, Literature Cited) In-content/Parenthetical Notes-endnotes and references

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Parenthetical/In-Text The MLA rules oblige that you refer to the citations, synopses, summarizes, and other material utilized from sources inside of enclosures regularly set toward the sentence\'s end in which the cited or reworded material shows up. The incidental system replaces the utilization of citational references. These in-content incidental references relate to the full bibliographic sections found in a rundown of references toward the end of your paper. (Note that the titles of works are underlined instead of put in italics.)â 

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