If you owe me an outline, hand it in tomorrow period one.
For homework, finish copying the following notes from class (remember: we will be adding specific examples of brackets and ellipses tomorrow after we go over your outlines):
10/12 – Review of Essay Writing Conventions:
Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced
MLA HEADING (name, teacher, class, due date [12 October 2017] on the left-hand side of page – double spaced)
After the date, hit enter once; then, center the cursor and put a creative title that is NOT underlined or bolded or italicized – ONLY CAPITALIZE the FIRST LETTER OF MAJOR WORDS – not articles (a, an, or the - unless they’re the first word of the title) or prepositions/prep phrases (unless they’re the first word of the title)
The Education of Children
Indent every paragraph (hit tab once)
Do not put extra space in between paragraphs (hit enter to go from one paragraph to the next ONLY ONCE)
Titles of books are italicized when typed/underlined when written. You do not need to reference the title of a text in every paragraph; the only time you should be referencing the title of a text in a body paragraph is if you’re analyzing multiple texts. For the TKAMB essay, you only need to reference the title and author in the intro (1st or 2nd sentence – your choice) and the conclusion (same as intro).
You should reference a text in a body paragraph in the following ways: Lee’s novel, her work, Lee’s story/piece – Harper Lee’s full name can be used as well. This can be stated in the T/S OR THE TRANSITION SENTENCE. When you reference the author’s last name in the body paragraph before the quote, you do not have to include the author’s last name in the parenthetical citation @ the end of the sent., just the page #
When we write our transition sentence after the topic sentence, DO NOT end it with a period; end it with a colon: “QUOTE” (46). NO END PUNCTUATION INSIDE OF QUOTES AT THE END OF THE QUOTE – END PUNCTUATION GOES AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE PARENTHESES.
NO MORE THAN 4 typed lines of quote from a text – keep it on one page, not a range of pages – exception when you go from the bottom of one page to the top of another (45-6).
Paraphrase is acceptable although it should not be abused (your essay MUST have quotes in it) – paraphrase = a summary of a quote and MUST BE CITED.
Ellipsis … is used to cut extraneous pieces of a quote out
[BRACKETS] are used inside of quotes when you want to do one of the following: replace a pronoun with the character’s name so you know what the quote is referencing; if you need to add a couple words to a quote to make it fluid.
A quote does not have to be taken from the beginning of it – you can start a quote in the middle or two words after the first word or whenever, so long as it makes sense and applies to your point – CAPITALIZE this first letter
THE RATIO OF EVIDENCE TO EXPLANATION IS 1:1, so for every piece of evidence we cite we must have a complete explanation BEFORE we transition to a new piece of evidence – evidence should not be next to each other (this doesn’t apply to this essay b/c you’re not required to use more than one piece of evidence/body for this essay)
Responses end with a concluding sentence, but body paragraphs end with a transition sentence that sets up the next body.
Strongest body paragraph should be your last b/c that’s what you’ve been working towards – this third body will have a concluding sentence.
NO SPECIFIC EVIDENCE IN INTRO OR BODY PARAGRAPHS
English Assignments 7-12
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