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English: The Crucible

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Causes of the Salem Witch Trials

MLA Style Tips

  1. 1 inch margins
  2. Double spaced
  3. 12 point, Times New Roman font
  4. Title centered at top of page (no additional formatting)
  5. On the first page, top left corner, list your name, teacher's name, the class, and the date.
  6. A header with your last name, a space, and then consecutive page number should be in the top right corner. 
  7. See the following sample paper from the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab).

Citing Sources and Creating a Works Cited Page

  • Remember to use pre-formatted citations from digital sources when available. Don't forget to double check for accuracy.
  • For sources that do not provide formatted citations, use Noodlebib Express or the citation examples in OAHS MLA Guide in Brief. This guide also provides basic document, works cited, and in-text citation formatting instructions. 
  • For more detailed information on citing sources, visit Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab).

Works Cited page format

  1. Heading centered at top of page: Works Cited
  2. Entire page double spaced
  3. Citations are alphabetized
  4. First line of citation flush left; all subsequent lines indented a half inch
  5. Proper punctuation and capitalization is used.

Standard format for in-text citations in MLA Style
At the end of the passage, include the author's last name and the page number (when applicable) in parentheses. Notice that the in-text citation comes before the period and becomes part of the sentence. When no author is listed, use the title or a shortened version of the title.

Direct Quotation
"Women accused of witchcraft tended to be assertive or argumentative types, with few friends" (Woolf 39).

Paraphrased version
Women who were loners and spoke their minds were often accused of witchcraft (Woolf 39).

Source with no author
In this era even children were made to feel the heavy weight of obedience and sin. From an early age they had heard sermons that were meant to inspire fear in adults as well as children" (Witchcraft in America 37).



The Crucible and McCarthysim/Red Scare

Salem Witch Hysteria

The witch no. 1
Baker, Joseph. The witch no. 1. 1892. Lithograph. Library of Congress. Web. 8 Oct. 2015.

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