Citation Style: MLA, APA, Cms

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  • 1. 
    Using the information below, put the follow source in a MLA, APA, and CMS for a single author book: Personal author: McCullough, David G. Title: John Adams Publication info: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001. Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 703-726) and index.  
  • 2. 
    Indicate which is the correct APA in-text citation for the following source: Title: Role of Personality in Determining Value Judgements Authors: Maxine Renee Shaw, Jonathan L. Speaks, Kathleen M. Neal Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Volume No.: 75 Date Published: 1999 Page Numbers: 558-577 
  • 3. 
    Why are parenthetical references needed? 
  • 4. 
    Read the new passage and compare it to the original.  Is this an example of appropriate or inappropriate paraphrasing?   The original passage: Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes. Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47. The new passage: In research papers students often quote excessively, failing to keep quoted material down to a desirable level. Since the problem usually originates during note taking, it is essential to minimize the material recorded verbatim (Lester 46-47). Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_paraphr.html  
  • 5. 
    Read the new passage and compare it to the original. Is this an example of appropriate or inappropriate paraphrasing? The original passage: Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes. Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47. The new passage: Students often use too many direct quotations when they take notes, resulting in too many of them in the final research paper. In fact, probably only about 10% of the final copy should consist of directly quoted material. So it is important to limit the amount of source material copied while taking notes. Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_paraphr.html  
  • 6. 
    According to the MLA format, when is it appropriate to use quotations:
  • 7. 
    Give an example of a signal phrase for each of the following formats: MLA, APA, and CMS.
  • 8. 
    Write the correct APA reference for the following source: Title: Role of Personality in Determining Value Judgements Authors: Maxine Renee Shaw, Jonathan L. Speaks, Kathleen M. Neal Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Volume No.: 75 Date Published: 1999 Page Numbers: 558-577 
  • 9. 
    Give an example of a parenthetical reference in MLA and APA using the following passage:     In their Preface, the authors point out that "Learning Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) is like learning any new language, computer or human ". Source: James, Kim and Alex Love. HTML Techniques. New York: New York Press, 92.
  • 10. 
    Identify the format for the following source: Allan, Joseph. "How the Americans Made Sugar in the West." Journal of American History (1986) 23:245-257.
    • A. 

      CMS

    • B. 

      MLA

    • C. 

      APA

  • 11. 
    Listing the sources you use in your paper by creating notes and a bibliography is called:  
    • A. 

      Documentation

    • B. 

      Citation

    • C. 

      Style

  • 12. 
    According to the MLA format, the references at the end of your paper should appear :
    • A. 

      In alphabetical order by authors’ surname or by title (if there is no author), regardless of type of reference (book, film journal article, website, etc.).

    • B. 

      Under separate subheadings according to type of source.

    • C. 

      First under those with authors, then those without.

    • D. 

      Numbered in the order in which they appear.

  • 13. 
    The list of sources at the end of a paper formatted in APA style is entitled: 
    • A. 

      Work Cited

    • B. 

      Bibliography

    • C. 

      References

  • 14. 
    Identify the format for the following source:   Jupiter, Janie and Suellen Powers. (1991).     The Nitty Gritty Lit Book. New York: Banter Press,
    • A. 

      CMS

    • B. 

      MLA

    • C. 

      APA

  • 15. 
    Identify the correct parenthetical citation for this source: Tannen, D. (1998). The argument culture. Toronto: Random House. 
    • A. 

      “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen,1998, p. 7).

    • B. 

      “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (p. 7).

    • C. 

      “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (The argument culture, 1998, p. 7).

    • D. 

      “In the argument culture, criticism, attack, or opposition are the predominant if not the only ways of responding to people or ideas” (Tannen 7).

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