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MPM107 MLA Styles

7 Nov

1- How do you cite a book in MLA styles? write an example.

Mumford, Lewis. The Culture of Cities. New York: Harcourt, 1938. Print.
Last name, first name of the author. The name of the book. Place of publication, year, and what type of media it is.

2- How do you cite an article in MLA styles? write an example.

Article retrieved in print/paper format:

Ferrer, Ada. “Cuba 1898: Rethinking Race, Nation, and Empire.” Radical History Review 73 (1999): 22-49. Print.

Article retrieved on the Web:

Sehmby, Dalbir S. “Wrestling and Popular Culture.” CCLWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 4.1 (2002): n. pag. Web. 29 Mar. 2009.

Article retrieved in a library database:

Provide the same information as you would for a printed journal article and add the name of the database in italics, and indicate the publication medium as Web and the date of access.

NOTE – If there are no page numbers, or if the page numbers for each article in a journal appear in a new sequence for each item rather than continuously across the entire issue, write n. pag.

Brennan, Katherine Stern. “Culture in the Cities: Provincial Academies during the Early Years of Louis XIV’s Reign.” Canadian Journal of History 38.1 (2003): 19-42. CBCA Complete. Web. 29 Mar. 2004.

(http://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/mla.php#sthash.TdGxS0QB.dpuf)

3- How do you cite a blog or website using MLA styles?

An entry for a nonperiodical item found on the Web contains the following:

Last name, First name. “Document title if available.” Title of the overall Web site. Version or edition if available. Publisher or N.p. to designate no publisher, publication date or n.d. to mean no date. Web. Date of access.

If you cannot find some of this information, include only what is available.

“Joyce Wieland.” Celebrating Women’s Achievements: Women Artists in Canada. National Library of Canada, 2000. Web. 29 Mar. 2004.

Cassidy, Penny. “You Can’t Read That.” NBC New York. NBC Universal, 18 Apr. 2009. Web. 29 Apr. 2009.

(http://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/mla.php#sthash.TdGxS0QB.dpuf)

4- How do you cite a video in MLA styles?

The Shining. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Perf. Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall. Warner Bros., 1980. Videocassette.
Video name. Directors name. Main performers. Company name, year, and finally medium.

5- How do you site a lecture in MLA styles?

Pausch, Randy. “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” Journeys. McConomy Auditorium, Pittsburgh. 18 Sept. 2007. Lecture.

Last Name, First Name. “Presentation Title.” Meeting/Event. Venue, City. Date Conducted. Lecture Type.

6- write up a bibliography for your reading posts

The alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of your paper contains more information about all of the sources you’ve cited allowing readers to refer to them, as needed. The main characteristics are:

  • The list of Works Cited must be on a new page at the end of your text
  • Entries are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name or by the title if there is no author
  • Titles are italicized (not underlined) and all important words should be capitalized
  • Entries are double-spaced (for the purposes of this page, single-spacing is used)
  • Each entry must include the publication medium. Examples include: Print, Web, DVD, and Television.

All information on how to site using MLA format comes from this website http://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/mla.php

Personally i find it the easiest to use the works cited creator on Microsoft word. If you go into references, you are able to choose which kind of citation you would like to use (MLA, Chicago, APA) Then you can add information, and basically you just fill in the section and it will created the short annotations after a quote, but at the end you can insert a bibliography or works cited which will include all of the references you added prior. Personally i find this much easier, but it is important to understand how to cite work using MLA if necessary, because the program may make a mistake and understanding ow to properly do it may help you correct any mistakes.

Works Cited

Concordia Libraries. “MLA Citation Styles.” 2009. 5 11 2013 <http://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/mla.php&gt;.

MPM107 Group

27 Sep

      Working in groups is important, I think especially in our area of work. I think being in a media field where the creation of things becomes important, being able to interact and work with others is important because one person is not able to every single task required. Also bringing in other people allows different points of views, and more creative suggestions. 

            In this class I have had the opportunity each week to work with people in groups for assignments. I think the hardest part about working in groups has been that sometimes it may be hard to communicate effectively over email or social media if you have a difficult time explaining yourself through text. I think other than that it is great to work with different people and be able to have multiple opinions and great discussions stemming from people with all different backgrounds. I think I could improve on the way I interact with people via email, because sometimes my emails may be cluttered with many thoughts going on, so I think I can improve on creating more organized emails. I think so far I have done a good job with keeping communication with the members of my group and always responding and getting back to them as soon as possible.

            If you are looking for any information about how to work well with in a group setting please check out these sites:

http://powertochange.com/students/academics/groupproject/

http://www.palgrave.com/skills4study/studyskills/personal/working.asp

http://www.bath.ac.uk/students/support/academic/group/index.html

http://www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/learning/groups

They give great tips on how to work effectively with others, establishing schedules, discussions through groups, and more!

MPM107 Blooms Digital Taxonomy

27 Sep

To read more about Blooms Digital Taxonomy go to http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy

When I first read the web page the thing which stood out at the me most was the chart. The chart has a number of categories starting from remembering, which is the base of thinking skills, and advancing its way up to creating. When discussing this chart I think the area which is my worst is the first one, remembering.  The hard part for me is trying to grasp the ideas about a particular thing, it usually just involves more repetition or different explanations for me to remember something. Usually though, once I have something memorized, the rest is much easier. I think where I’m strong from these categories is creating. Usually once I get a grasp on something, everything after that becomes much easier, and I’m able to excel (Like in the creation part) but it does usually take me a little longer to be able to remember and understand, but once those are down, I head as fast as I can to the creation part. I think why I do well in the creation part is because I am able to learn, and develop something in a hands on way.

MPM107 Social Media as Research Tools

27 Sep

Four different ways social media can be used for research:

1.     Find anybody’s opinion on a topic

  • a.     Pro: Through social media you have someone who’s giving their opinion who could   have any kind of background in the topic your looking
  • b.     Con: You do not always know how reliable the opinion is

2.     Easy to interact with the person who you get information from

  • a.     Pro: You can talk to the person and ask questions and be more interactive with them
  • b.     Con: They might not know the exact answer your looking for and lead you in the        wrong direction

3. It is easy to access 24/7

  • a.    Pro: You can basically access any social media site through not only any computer, but any handheld device as well (such as a phone or a tablet). This means people can have access to the media at any time no matter where they are.
  • b.    Con: Sometimes certain sites, or connection providers have glitches, or are down to be fixed which can make it hard to access (Basically you must have a peice of technology and internet access

4.  Find out information on who is giving you their insight