Quotations and citations in essays. Quotes. Cites. How to cite.

Quotations and citations in essays. Quotes. Cites. How to cite.
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Here are three projectable documents, or overheads, to use when explaining MLA citation format in essays. These overheads demonstrate how to take text from a passage and integrate it into a student essay's body paragraph, and then how to cite that quotation using MLA format. The overheads demonstrate the process of citation, but it also serve to preemptively discuss several errors that students tend to make when citing: punctuation placement, integration, offset spacing, confusion between single, and double quotation marks, and substantiation.

1. The first document demonstrates simple integration and citation of quotations within an essay's body paragraph.
2. The second document demonstrates offset quotations (longer, indented quotations) within an essay's body paragraph.
3. The third document demonstrates how to handle quotation marks that already exist within a passage a student is using as a cited quotation.

These are simple, but helpful documents that I use every year, in every English class I teach-either as initial instruction, or as review.

I also offer two complete essay instructions units: Basic and Advanced. Each unit has between 20-35 documents. These documents are part of those packages.

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19 pages
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1 Year
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