Everything You Need To Know About MLA Format

General Format:

  • 8.5 x 11 inch paper
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 pt font
  • Only one space after each period
  • 1 inch margins on all sides
  • Indent the first line of each paragraph by half an inch
  • Use a header that includes your last name and page number in the top right hand corner

The First Page:

  • In the upper left hand corner:
    • Your Name
    • Your Instructor’s Name
    • The Class Title
    • The Date (Day Month Year)
  • The title of your paper should be one double-space down and should not be bolded, italicized, or underlined
  • The beginning of your paper should start one double-space down from the title with the first line indented by half an inch

What to Italicize and Quote:

  • Book titles are italicized
  • Play titles are italicized
  • Poem titles have quotation marks
  • Article titles have quotation marks
  • Chapter titles have quotation marks

In-Text Citations:

  • When you know the author’s last name
    • (Last Name Page Number) or
    • (Last Name Paragraph or Line Number)
  • When you don’t know the author’s last name
    • (Book Title Page Number)
    • (Article Title Page Number)
    • Remember to italicize the book titles and put the article titles in quotation marks

Works Cited Page:

  • Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one inch margins and header as the rest of your paper
  • Label the page “Works Cited” (do not italicize or put in quotations) on the top of the page and center it
  • Double space all citations but do not skip spaces between entries
  • Indent the second line of a citation by half an inch
  • List sources in alphabetical order
  • If the source has more than one author, the first given name appears in last name, first name format and the following authors appear in last name, first name format separated by commas. The last author’s name should be preceded by an “and”

Citing Print Sources:

Book or Poem:

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book or Poem. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print.

Magazine or Newspaper Article:

Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Print.

Journal Article:

Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Print.

Citing Web Sources:

Whole Website:

Name of Site. Sponsor or Publisher, date of resource creation. Web. Date of access. 

Web Page or Web Article:

Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Site. Sponsor of Publisher, date of resource creation. Web. Date of access.

Online Journal Article:

Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Web. Date of access. 

Note: Don’t forget to indent the second line in the citation. I did not indent the examples because the indents on tumblr mobile and tumblr desktop differ starkly and I figured this was probably the less confusing way to write the information needed for a citation (trust me)

Unknown Information in Citations:

  • If the author is unknown, begin citation with the title
  • If the publisher is unknown, write “n.p.” in its place (no quotation marks)
  • If the publishing date is unknown, write “n.d.” in its place (no quotation marks)

I hope this guide is as useful for me as it it for you!

relistening to the HP audiobooks has raised another Burning Question:

SO the students write a lot of research papers, but iirc JKR never mentions citations. is there a standard wizarding citation style? do they use in-text, footnotes, or endnotes? I’d imagine in-text is most practical given you’re writing on a scroll, but endnotes could work too, I guess. 

(this is an important worldbuilding question that is, in my opinion, absolutely essential to developing any fantasy or scifi universe.)

dirkjohn au where they’re both just, fucking bored idiot losers and they both make tinder accounts as girls to see how funny itll be to catfish someone. their fake profiles end up matching and they start experimentally chatting and are actually hitting it off really well so they both end up mutually roleplaying as made up lesbian college students for two months before actually just ripping that bandaid off. it turns out theyre in the same comp sci class.

that “””pro””” asshole in every game: we need a healer we need a healer someone switch to healer we’re all gonna fucking die in this match if we don’t get a healer come on you fucking idiots

Someone else: if we need a healer so bad why don’t YOU be a healer

“””pro””” asshole:  What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in MLG school, and I’ve been involved in numerous competitive matches on every game known to man, and I have over 300 confirmed kills in every match. I am trained in offense and sniper classes and I’m the top sniper in the entire server. I can’t be a healer because the other team is nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe them the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting the admin and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. As this class, I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, even if I only have four abilities. Not only am I extensively trained in this class, I have admin access to the server and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment about me switching to a HEALER was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.


Hi guys! I’m Hannah, a new studyblr. I’ve been wanting to make one but I never did, until I decided to just set up the blog because I was inspired by a bunch of studyblrs like @studypetals, @thearialligraphyproject, @smoinerd, @etudestial, and @vestiblr. This is actually a side blog and I may be following you already. My main is a kpop blog and I’m trying to stop myself from scrolling through pictures of Korean men and actually study (lol). If you’re wondering, arasseo roughly means ‘I understand’ in Korean so my url basically means I don’t understand, which is me all the time in class. Kidding aside, I’m a junior in high school and I’m taking 4 AP classes: physics, lang & comp, statistics, and US history. I’m also taking honors Spanish and PreCalc. I’m interested in the medical field and maybe becoming a pharmacist in the future.

Anyway, I printed a blank April calendar from Pinterest so I could plan out how I’m going to study for the AP tests in May. I also bought new markers and a blank notebook that I’m going to use as my bullet journal. My new Kate Spade case came yesterday in the mail and I love it so much. Have a good day everyone!

okay yall i’ve had a full day of processing everything, with my colleagues and my friends and my advisor and, most importantly, with my students. statistically, at least one of my 23 students is undocumented, and half of them know an undocumented immigrant personally. over a third of undergraduates at my university are asian; another third are hispanic. they speak more than one language, they have parents and grandparents across borders; they are shocked and disappointed and very, very scared. this is what i told them at 8:00 this morning in our introduction to college comp class:

i’m so sorry this happened to you. i know it was your first election, and i know how good it probably felt, exercising your right to vote for the first time, and i can imagine how you felt last night, watching the results come in, because i was there too. i’m sorry this happened; i’m sorry that last night revealed - or maybe confirmed - your fears about this country, a country you were proudly claiming as your own when you went to the polls in the morning. i love you all, even when you don’t do the reading, or when you fall asleep in the back of the classroom. i care about you. you matter to me, regardless of your skin or your orientation or the languages you speak or the clothes that you wear. i’m here to talk, if you need to. i think that we’re going to be doing a lot of this in the coming months - a lot of reaffirming our personal care and concern and love for each other, regardless of whether that love and respect is supported institutionally. 

☆ 🎃 H A L L O W E E N  H E A D C A N O N S🎃☆

  • Star has no idea what is going on, but all she knows is that there’s a swarm of small witches outside of the house and they’re wearing backpacks????
  • Marco wakes up to find Star wicken-proofing the house. There is salt and crystals everywhere. The dogs are wearing garlic necklaces because Star also spotted a young vampire(though it could have been an old small vampire because it took its teeth out like dentures????)
  • Marco explains that Halloween is, in short, a day where you dress up as whatever you want and knock on peoples doors for free candy, and tries explaining its history. Star stops listening to him at “candy”.
  • Star and Marco do a little game for her first Halloween by deciding they will pick each other’s outfits, and will have to wear them for the entire day
  • Marco’s weeb ass chooses Sailor Moon for Star’s first Halloween costume! She’s thrilled because holy shit she looks a lot like Mewnian heroes usually do
  • Star makes Marco dress up as a cat. A fucking cat
  •  Marco finds a way around embarrassing himself too much and decides to wear his Luna onesie
  • Star signs up for decorating the Halloween dance, and no one mentions to her that decorations aren’t really supposed to be, you know, alive
  • there are several bat attacks inside the Echo Creek Academy gym, along with some zombies that are mainly students that have been turned by the zombie bouncer Star “hired”
  • Marco plays all the good spoopy shit at the dance, as he has always been Halloween MC since sixth grade, and shows Star how to dance to Thriller
  • Marco maps out an entire route of the best houses to hit in town
  • Star accidentally decimates three shrubs and knocks someone’s dad out while trick-or-treating because the guy decided to jump out and try and scare them
  • Star learns that she hates Tootsie Rolls and that people who give out fruit and pencils are usually either teachers or heartless
  • Star conjures up about two baskets of living pumpkin heads, and they come in handy as they scare the living shit out of whoever’s holding a bowl of candy whenever they speak
  • Star almost fights like, five kids over candy
  • Marco legit fights a kid over candy
  • Marco loses a fight to a kid over candy
  • Star and Marco go home after trick-or-treating to the death at midnight and begin their late night horror movie marathon
  • Star finds the original Carrie the scariest, because holy fuck is that really what Earth’s version of Mewberty is?????????? You fucking bleed???????
  • Star thinks the Paranormal Activity series is an actual documentary collection
  • Marco has built an immunity to horror movies but there’s one that’s always terrified him since childhood: Child’s Play
  • That is coincidentally the movie that Star finds the most hilarious
  • Marco latches onto Star and buries his face into her shoulder as he freaks out when Chuckie appears, while Star just giggles and snorts
  • The two crash from their sugar high at four in the morning, and end up falling asleep cuddled together in their jammies, though Star refused to take out her buns and tiara and Marco’s costume was already pajamas lmao

in my comp class we had to choose “classic films” to write an analysis essay about and my teacher begrudgingly let me do hunchback of notre dame


Sorry I’ve been MIA lately, have some snippets of my 113B final projects/results of me being distracted during class :)

We’re supposed to paint two forests with totally different moods… Hopefully by the time I’m finished they’ll just be forests, no Spiderman, no Bill. XD

Also I’ve got a lot of messages I need to respond to in my askbox and I’m sorry I haven’t been able to get to them yet! I’ll try and get to them soon!


Me tryna’ figure out what I want Deku’s wizard outfit to look like and finally just settling on the light green one (eh, it grew on me, haha).

For the Magical MHA AU I’m currently working on where instead of quirks, people are born with magical prowess!

Reblog with a crazy thing you've written on an AP exam frq.

Don’t say anything too specific though cuz the collegeboard will get ya.
I’ll just start by saying I took four this year and the last question of the last exam was just idk.idk.idk.idk. So I said something to the effect of “I have no idea and honestly I don’t care anymore”.


I am finally returning from the abyss of un-creativity. My comp class is writing papers on fear so I’ve been shooting myself over it for about a month now and I’m finally free. But it got me thinking, what are people really afraid of?

  • Tuskishima- Aquaphobia- the fear of drowning- this boy can’t sinks like a rock and he refuses to get in the water ever
  • Kageyama-  Atelophobia- the fear of not being good enough- he’s always been one of the best, and now that he has people that depend on him, he never wants to let them down.
  • Suga- Athazagoraphobia- the fear of being forgotten or ignored- think about it, he’ll do anything to get on the court even for one second, he doesn’t want to just dissapear into the background
  • Hinata- Arachnaephobia- the fear of spiders- his sister likes to put plastic spiders in his room and he cries everytime
  • Daichi- acraphobia- the fear of heights- cries like a baby on rollercoasters and Suga laughs at him
  • Yamaguchi- Katagelophobia- Fear of ridicule- being bullied was the worst for him, he never wants to experience it again
  • Yachi- Traumataphobia- the fear of injury- not neccisarily her being injured but the people she cares about
  • Tanaka- Monophobia- Fear of solitude or being alone- he needs people around him, he needs to surround himself with life and laughter because when he’s alone he’s suffocating
  • Nishinoya- Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns- screams and runs as far and as fast as possible like a smart person (seriously tho the murder clowns are steadily moving towards my campus and i’m about to buy a thing of mace)
  • Kinoshita-  Ailurophobia- the fear of cats- no they are not cute and cuddly they’re tiny harbringers of death
  • Narita- Pediophobia- Fear of dolls- his grandma collects those creepy glass ones that look like they’re watching you and they’ve started showing up in his dreams
  • Shimizu-  Scotophobia- Fear of darkness- when she was little she got locked in a closet for a while and it was dark and now that’s all she thinks about. (this is what my paper was about)
  • Ennoshita-  Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old- he gets depressing every now and then and thinks about everyone growing up and growing apart and his life just sprialling into nothingness and yeah he’s a hoot at parties
  • Asahi- Philophobia- the fear of falling in love- he has a glass heart, he’s not sure if he can trust someone to take care of it. (Give it to Noya baby)
  • Ukai-  Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts- watches a shitton of ghost hunting shows and it scares the shit out of him he’s such a baby
  • Takeda- thanatophobia- the fear of death- but for him especially it’s a fear of dying before he’s had a chance to really live

ok so this started out super happy and cute and then it digressed into….. pain and sadness. Sorry. probably not the best intro to my creative posts. Let me know if I should do the other teams. 

A concept:

The very first time Jake Peralta holds his daughter in his arms, she is amazing and incredible and feels so small and fragile, with beautiful brown skin and soft wispy curls and without thinking about it he lifts her up, pressing his lips to the tiny perfect outside of her tiny perfect ear and whispers,

“I love you,” not even noticing the fact that his cheeks are wet and his vision blurred, “I love you, and I promise,” he says, “I promise that I’ll always be right there”

Ok please imagine the 10th generation  guardians in a college lecture led by Skull. So of course no one is paying attention

You have Tsuna, who honestly tried to pay attention but just ends up messing around on the internet

Then you have Hibari sleeping, like straight up knocked the fuck out and not even trying to hide it

Then you have gokudera who is all like “This class is just a gen-ed requirement, its not in my major” and he just fucking takes out his linear algebra textbook and a calculator and starts doing a shit ton of math

Then you have Yamamoto photoshopping his face onto a bunch of different ppl like. He photoshops his face onto a person who went to a Bernie Sanders rally and is all like “I can’t believe I saw Sanders.” and Tsuna has to remind him they’re in fucking japan

Then you have Lambo who’s playing games, and he yells in frustration whenever he messes up or dies

Mukuro and Chrome are just in the back chillin, watching movies on their laptops


anonymous asked:

*curtseys* hello duke! I'm reading Macbeth in my AP Comp class right now, and I've been pursuing your Macbeth tag. In one post, you mentioned Brian Richardson's article `Hours Dreadful and Things Strange': Inversions of Chronology and Causality in Macbeth. I've been googling, Jstor-ing, looking up the issue of the magazine it was published in, but no dice. Do you have any idea where I could find this article? Thank you so much!

*Curtsies* According to my dissertation source sheet it was in Philological Quarterly 68.3, which means I probably got it from ProQuest. As a high schooler you may not have access to that, but it might be worth asking your librarian or visiting the nearest university library–even if you don’t have a membership you might be able to look at a hard copy of the journal (if they have it) or their archives.