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MLA citation style help [02 Feb 2012|01:38pm]

Hi all..
I was surfing to find some template that could help in MLA citation style. Fortunately I found one. I missed the link, so am pasting the contents as under. This might be of some help to others.
Student second name and page number to be right aligned in header
<Student Name>
<Name and Section # of course>
<Instructor Name>
Insert Full Title of the Assignment
            From here you start off the assignment and each paragraph is indented by pressing a simple tab key when starting a new paragraph.
            Heading 1
            Guess what is the noticeable difference? You just noticed! Headings are also indented and underlined simultaneously. Do not have any formatting in the paper such as having any text bold or italics.
            There is no gap between the paragraphs. The most important part is the in text citations which uses Author, Page style where citations are listed by author(s) last name and page number range. If you’ve completely rephrased something you took from a source then you should cite like this (Haris, 21).
Subheading 1
Do not bold, italicize or underline the subheading.
Works Cited
Next page is the referencing page that is here known as works cited. Please note that references should be in alphabetical order with books coming first, followed by websites. Try placing as many books as you can. Notice that the references have hanging indents from the second line onwards and are not numbered.
A Book
Author’s last name, first name initial. Title of the book. Book Edition. City of Publishing: Publisher. (Date published).
A Magazine or Newspaper Article
Author’s last name, first name initial. “Article Title.” Magazine or newspaper name. (Date published): page numbers of article.
A Web Page
Organization/Website/Author Last Name, First Name Initial. “Web page title” Sponsoring organization or Home Page. Date Accessed.
<www.url.com >
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[30 May 2010|12:33am]

Promo prostitution
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So...you think you can write? [27 Jul 2008|11:37am]

promo prostitution ahoy!Collapse )
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[20 Jul 2008|10:48pm]

since this group is all but dead, here's another option!
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Birthdays, a time to saygoodbye. [27 May 2007|11:31pm]

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collaborative effort(s)? [08 Feb 2007|02:21am]

i've been having trouble putting something to these random lines i've written here and there. i don't know where to conjoin two or more, and i don't know where to expand on one or so that i've written. i'm at a complete loss these days.

at the same time, i have certain themes and subjects i want to write about, but i am completely drawing a blank here. i'm a dried up well.

if you may be interested in helping with some of this, you can reply to this, and i'll get back to you. leave an AIM name or something.

thanks guys. <3
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[28 Dec 2006|12:44pm]

Up until now, I'd spent all my valuable creative thoughts telling elaborate stories and writing pseudo-fictions on something I've never really understood. i've written innumerable pieces on the effervescent feelings of love and the malaise of not having it.
I must say, I have no right to have led a reader on like that.
Call me James Frey, if it makes you feel better (though his bullshit made a much greater read than mine ever will). For once in my life, I'm going to write about the aspects of love that I really, truly understand.

Contrary to prior belief, I can't say I've really experienced the sort of love that my writing would have one to believe.
Don't get me wrong, everything I've ever written was straight from the heart. Everything I've ever written until this very moment was a true story wearing costume jewelry.
Now i'm stripping it down.

I don't really know much about love, but one thing I do know for sure is, the only thing about being in love once that makes you want to be in love again is any happiness you felt the first time.
I can't say that I want to be in love again.
Anyone who says they want to be in a relationship has, at some point, been in a relationship where they felt happy, loved and secure.
I can't say that I want to be in another relationship either.

Another thing that I've come to terms with in love is that, with love, we're all wild roses.
You may think you're the only rose with thorns, but from a lot of listening, I've learned that every rose has its thorn.
The thing about having thorns is, when someone is willing to grab hold of you, you just have to appreciate their willingness to bleed for you.
Especially when they appreciate your ability to make them bleed.

Those are the only things I know for sure about love. Everything else is just some story I write to entertain others with my lack of comprehension of real love. Every stupid story, every stupid poem, it's all my real life, to the beat of a much better sounding drum. This though, what I've written right here, this is golden. Never forget that.
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[04 Dec 2006|07:50pm]

The first line came to me one night at dinner.
Written in 20 minutes
short, short story.

“I’m thinking about writing a book,” she said, her eyes gazing up to lock with her friends.
“What? Why? You want to be a writer? I thought you wanted to be a doctor,” her friend responds, a mild look of surprise on her face. and the rest, hidden behind this pretty little linkCollapse )

Critism is love. Because the ending sucks. And, yeah, I know it.
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new one. [19 Nov 2006|08:36pm]

let's pretend like the worlds on fire
and the sun is running away
and all our trouble have faded
and we've forgotten past mistakes
and the oceans are reciding
and the sky is turning gray
and our lives are ending
and we forgot our past mistakes
oh, the animals are lying down
the children and thier tears
the trees are falling, one by one
like all the poets feared
and the world is chaos
and the world is dark
and the end is commng
all our lies have hit thier mark
oh, we are falling
and nowhere, we will land
so goodbye, so long to this place
whom where we can not stand
The oceans are reciding
and all our lies are comming true
and in my last fateful moment
all i wish for was you.

probably needs editing.
comments make me happy
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[13 Oct 2006|10:37pm]

i thought of you today.
for a very long time, actually.
i found that c.d,
you know the one
you made it for my birthday
inside, you explained everything
why we are, who we are
where we are
inserted was a picture of a lightning bolt
being chased by a tornado,
kind of like us at times
Hallelujah followd by Grand Theft Autumn
this is how our soundtrack should go.
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captivating, i'm sick of waiting. [04 Jul 2006|12:09am]

[ mood | amused ]

mysteryCollapse )

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[28 Jun 2006|10:29pm]

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[28 Jun 2006|08:42pm]


breathing deeper
laughing less
but louder
sleeping in
longer. & longer.
concerned (but powerless)
angry and unsettled
dreaming more
taking pictures
though unfocused
learning (but struggling)
in body. not mind.
shouting less, whispering more
politically incorrect
waiting for tomorrow
never cuts
in lines or wrists
pay in advance
safely buckled in
but unaware
eyes cast down
thumb in mouth
tongue in cheek
writing more
caring less
living in the moment

criticism is my drug. So are friends!
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[18 May 2006|03:39pm]

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[17 May 2006|05:59pm]

this is sort of a poem from a project in my english class.  i thought it was kinda cute.

yeah, i know i haven't posted in about a hundred years.
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[15 May 2006|03:42pm]

hi there. im new, my name is laura and im a freshman at the university of delaware. go blue hens. anyway, my last day of engl110 is tomorrow and i have a paper due on the movie the village by m. night shyamalan. im writing on the use of the color red. basically, i need another full page. plus, my paper really, really sucks! i usually write much better than this, i dont know what happened. peer editing would be lovely. thank you!

The VillageCollapse )
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[17 Mar 2006|12:20pm]

living life...Collapse )
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[16 Mar 2006|06:50pm]

words, words, words.Collapse )
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[16 Mar 2006|07:26pm]

woooooowCollapse )
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[14 Mar 2006|09:00pm]

whyCollapse )
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