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Lindenwood University's presentation of grammar and the writing center.Designed by Kirstie Hamel

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LUL 101MLA and Plagiarism Guide2011-2012


The Writing Center:

The Writing Center CAN:-organize an outline or rough draft-support a thesis-integrate source/reference materials (documentation)

Show you how to:-revise a rough draft-edit spelling mistakes-find grammatical errors-recognize areas that need rewording-look up documentation, grammar rules, definitions, etc.

Consultants can try to answer any specific question students have regarding mechanics, organization and content

The Writing Center WILL NOT:-guarantee an A paper-"fix" your paper FOR YOU -write a paper FOR you-comment on or revise graded assignments

We will work WITH you so your paper reflects the best of your abilities, but we will not write or edit your entire paper FOR you.



MLA updatesFront PageCitationsWorks Cited pagePlagiarismMaking an appointment


MLA Update:

No more Underlining: (only use italics)Publication Medium: (e.g. Print, Web, etc.)New Abbreviations:(e.g. N.p. for no publisher given)


The #1 Rule:

No Matter What, ALWAYSFollow The Professors Guidelines.


Basic Guidelines:

Type on white 8.5 x 11 paper

Double-space everything

Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font (or similar font)

Leave only one space after punctuation

Set all margins to 1 inch on all sides

Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch

Header with page numbers in the upper right corner

Use italics for titles


The First Page:

NameProfessorCourseDate DUE

Last Name Page #

Center the Title

Double Space All Text

Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab


Citation Basics:

MLA uses parenthetical citations

Parenthetical citations depend on the medium (e.g. Print, Web, DVD)

Parenthetical citations also depend on the source sentry on the Works Cited page

Signal word in the text is the first thing in thecorresponding entry on the Works Cited page


Print Source With Author:

In-text Example:Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as "symbol-using animals" (3).Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).

Corresponding Works Cited Entry:Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U ofCalifornia P, 1966. Print.

Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab


Print Source With Unknown Author:

In-text Example:We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . . (Impact of Global Warming 6).

Corresponding Works Cited Entry:The Impact of Global Warming in North America.GLOBAL WARMING: Early Signs. 1999. Web. 23 Mar.2009.

Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab


Works With Multiple Authors:

In-text Examples:Smith, Yang, and Moore argue that tougher gun control is not needed in the United States (76).Or:The authors state "Tighter gun control in the United States erodes Second Amendment rights" (Smith, Yang, and Moore 76).

Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab


Internet Sources:

In-text Example:One online film critic stated that Fitzcarraldo is "...a beautiful and terrifying critique of obsession and colonialism" (Garcia, Herzog: a Life).

Corresponding Works Cited Entry:Garcia, Elizabeth. "Herzog: a Life." Online Film Critics Corner. The Film School of New Hampshire, 2 May 2002. Web. 8 Jan. 2009.

Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab


The Works Cited Page:

List in ABC Order

Print Source

Dont include URL

Document Courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab


Plagiarism Overview:

According to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source (2011).

Plagiarism can include any information that is not common knowledge, opinion, or original ideas.


What NOT To Do:

Copy and Paste Information

Buy a Paper Online

Pay a Friend to Write Your Paper

Reuse a Paper You Already Wrote for Credit


What You Should Do:

Write Your Own, Original Thoughts

Include In-Text Citations For Direct Quotes or Paraphrased Information From Outside Sources

Correctly Document Sources in a Works Cited Page


Lindenwood Academic Honesty

Lindenwood University has developed the following policyon plagiarism*:

The name of any student who has been found to have plagiarized will be turnedinto the Provost. The plagiarized paper, along with supporting documents, willbe placed in a file and the name of the student will be placed on a list. This list isavailable only to the deans.

The classroom professor will notify the student directly that Step 1 has occurred.Evidence to support a claim of plagiarism will be provided. The effect of theplagiarism on the students grade will be determined by the professor and will bestated in the syllabus for that course.

In the event that the student plagiarizes a second time, the student will then meetwith the dean of that school and/or the Provost. After a second proven instance ofplagiarism, the student will be placed on academic probation. The student willalso fail the class.

If the student chooses to plagiarize a third time, the student may be expelled fromthe University.


How to Make an Appointment:

On the Lindenwood Home Page:Click on Academics






Click on a WHITE box to select a time.


Completely fill out the appointment form.

Make appointments in 30 min or 1 hour sessions.

Include course information and what you want to work on.


Writing Center Hours:

The Writing Center is located in the basement of Butler Library.

Hours may vary between 9am and 10pm.

Appointments are required after 5pm.

Students with appointments will be given priority over walk-ins.


For More Information:

OWL at PurdueLindenwood Writing CenterE-Mail: WritingCenter@lindenwood.eduPhone: (636) 949-4870

MLA and Works Cited information courtesy of the OWL at Purdue