EN101 Dr. Howe Where`s Waldo? Or, Recognizing Correct MLA

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Dr. Howe
Where's Waldo? Or, Recognizing Correct MLA Style
In each of the groups of sentences (or works cited entries) below, one correctly uses the conventions of
MLA style. Find the correct one, circle it, and use the space provided to describe why it's correct in
relation to the others. Tip: Locate the patterns of similarity and difference in each sample to help you
determine what's wrong.
1.
a.) In Can Prison Be a School, Malcolm X describes his difficult journey to self-education and
political empowerment.
b.) In Can Prison Be a School, Malcolm X describes his difficult journey to self-education and
political empowerment.
c.) In “Can Prison Be a School,” Malcolm X describes his difficult journey to self-education and
political empowerment.
d.) In Can Prison Be a School, Malcolm X describes his difficult journey to self-education and
political empowerment.
e.) In Can Prison Be a School, Malcolm X describes his difficult journey to self-education and
political empowerment.
2.
a.) By first copying the dictionary, then reading generally in the prison library, and finally studying
specific political subjects, X is outraged to discover that history had been whitenened—the
Black man had simply been left out of America's past.
b.) By first copying the dictionary, then reading generally in the prison library, and finally studying
specific political subjects, X is outraged (158) to discover that history had been whitenened
(158)—the Black man had simply been left out (158) of America's past.
c.) By first copying the dictionary, then reading generally in the prison library, and finally studying
specific political subjects, X is outraged to discover that history had been whitenened—the
Black man had simply been left out of America's past (158).
d.) By first copying the dictionary, then reading generally in the prison library, and finally studying
specific political subjects, X is “outraged” to discover hat history had been “whitenened”—the
Black man had simply “been left out” of America's past. (158)
e.) By first copying the dictionary, then reading generally in the prison library, and finally studying
specific political subjects, X is “outraged” to discover hat history had been “whitenened”—the
Black man had simply “been left out” of America's past (158).
3.
a.) Ten years ago, Rodriguez notes, Americans were discussing the relations between blacks and
whites, but because America is made up of so much more than those two races, that
conversation is pointless.
b.) Ten years ago, Rodriguez notes, Americans were discussing the relations between blacks and
whites, but because America is made up of so much more than those two races, that
conversation is pointless. (88)
c.) Ten years ago, Rodriguez notes, Americans were discussing the relations between blacks and
whites, but because America is made up of so much more than those two races, that
conversation is pointless (88).
4.
a.) Not only did the California Gold Rush create a place where many different cultures met for the
first time, but it also recreated the New World.
b.) Not only did the California Gold Rush create a place where many different cultures met for the
first time, but it also “recreated the New World” (93).
c.) Not only did the California Gold Rush create a place where many different cultures met for the
first time, but it also “recreated the New World” (Rodriguez 93).
d.) Not only did the California Gold Rush create a place where many different cultures met for the
first time, but it also “recreated the New World.” (Rodriguez 93).
5.
a.) Although imprisoned behind concrete and steel, was now “free” (X 16).
b.) Although imprisoned behind concrete and steel, X was now “free” (16).
c.) Although imprisoned behind concrete and steel, Malcolm was now “free” (X 16).
d.) Although imprisoned behind concrete and steel, X was now free (16).
6.
e.) Malcolm X is best known as the fiery activist who “encouraged black separatism as well as
violence in order to rise up against “white aggressors (Stanford 155).”
f.) Malcolm X is best known as the fiery activist who “encouraged black separatism as well as
violence in order to rise up against 'white aggressors (Stanford 155).'”
g.) Malcolm X is best known as the fiery activist who “encouraged black separatism as well as
violence in order to rise up against “white aggressors” (Stanford 155).
h.) Malcolm X is best known as the fiery activist who “encouraged black separatism as well as
violence in order to rise up against 'white aggressors'” (Stanford 155).
7.
a.) X, Malcolm. Can Prison be a School? Now and Then, Current Issues in Historical Context. Ed.
Judith Standford. New York, New York. 1991. 155-161.
b.) Stanford, Judith. “Can Prison be a School?” Now and Then: Current Issues in Historical
Context. New York: McGraw Hill, 1991. 155-161.
c.) X, Malcolm. “Can Prison be a School?” Now and Then: Current Issues in Historical Context.
Ed. Judith Stanford. New York: McGraw Hill, 1991. 155-161.
d.) X, Malcolm. “Can Prison be a School?” Now and Then: Current Issues in Historical Context.
Ed. Judith Stanford. New York: McGraw Hill, 1991. 155-161.
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