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MLA Review

Part 1: MLA In-text Citations – Rewrite the last line of each quote with a correctly formatted MLA in-text citation.

1. “One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture—a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees—very gradually—I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.”

This is from the text book, Great Writing, which was edited by Harvey S. Wiener and Nora Eisenberg. It comes from the first page of the short story by Edgar Allan Poe called The Tell-Tale Heart. The story starts on page 108 and ends on page 111. The book was published by Mc Graw Hill in Boston in the year 2009.

“Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees—very gradually—I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever” (Poe 108).

2. “The unsubmitted manuscript is never done—that is the proofreader’s motto. There are always gnatlike errors to catch: misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, imperfect alignment (for example, a badly indented paragraph). The manuscript is almost finished; with proofreading, you give it a last searching look.”

This is from page 27 of a book called From Idea to Essay by Jo Ray McCuen and Anthony C. Winkler. It was published in 2010 in New York by Longman.

“The manuscript is almost finished; with proofreading, you give it a last searching look” (McCuen and Winkler 27).

3. Daniel Meyers reported that in 2002, “fewer that 20% of the mothers pay child support, compared to more than 60% of the fathers, and the amounts paid by mothers were substantially lower.”

This is from an article called Custodial Fathers: Myths, Realities, and Child Support that I found online from the Journal of Marriage and the Family written by Daniel Meyers. It was from the February 2011 issue, Vol. 22 issue number 12. The article was on pages 64-69, but this quote was on page 65. I got the article...
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