Daily links & announcements
Thursday, October 24
- You can find a PDF of the sample essay 2 that we read in class on canvas.
Tuesday, October 22
How do you cite a YouTube video in MLA style? Good question. Here’s purdue:
Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Media Type Text. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting. Medium. date retrieved.
Here is an example of what that looks like:
Shimabukuro, Jake. “Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro.” Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010.
CNN Newsroom. “Obama: Shutdown Completely Unnecessary.” Online video clip. CNN. CNN, 14 Oct. 2013. Web. 22 Oct. 2013.
Tuesday, October 1
- Due to confusion, I posted microsoft Word templates for research summaries and essays. They are not required but you may find them useful. You can find them at the bottom of assignments.
(download RS template)
(download essay template)
Thursday, September 25
- Essay 1.1 should be about 300 words/page, or between 1500 and 2100 words total.
- Download sample introductions
- UWC: Introductions & Conclusions Guidelines
- If you’re having trouble with quotations, check out the “quotation sandwiches” worksheet.
Tuesday, September 23
Tuesday, September 17
- There seems to be some confusion about how to use parenthetical citations. According to the MLA, when the author’s name appears in the text, you put the page number alone in parentheses before the punctuation (12). If the name does not appear in the text, you include the name and the page number without a comma (MLA 12). Finally, as the website says, “If there’s a quotation, put the parentheses outside the quotes” (12).
Thursday, September 12
If you’ve forgotten how to produce an MLA citation of an electronic source, you can find the guidelines on the Purdue OWL Website. Here is the Purdue guide to publishing an article in a web magazine:
Provide the author name, article name in quotation marks, title of the Web magazine in italics, publisher name, publication date, medium of publication, and the date of access. Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.
Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." _A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites._ A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. Web. 4 May 2009.
Here is a guide to citing a newspaper article from Lexis Nexis:
Cite a newspaper article as you would a magazine article, but note the different pagination in a newspaper. If there is more than one edition available for that date (as in an early and late edition of a newspaper), identify the edition following the date (e.g., 17 May 1987, late ed.). For an article froma database, follow the ordinary print citation with the title of the database italicized, the medium of publication, and the date of access.
Brubaker, Bill. "New Health Center Targets County's Uninsured Patients." _Washington Post_ 24 May 2007: LZ01. _Lexis Nexis._ Web. 12 Aug. 2013
Tuesday, September 10
- Today’s prezi
- Darth Vader worksheet
- I have moved the class from blackboard to canvas: canvas.utexas.edu. You can use canvas to access your grades and send emails.
Thursday, September 5
- Today’s Prezi
- Smith, Zadie. “Fail Better.” The Guardian. 13 Jan. 2007. Web. 5 Sep. 2013.
- lexis nexis: instructional videoand database link
- zotero instructional video and link
- purdue guide to MLA