Part 1: MLA Format
For the following questions, write the correct citation using the information provided. You may use your Pocket Style Manual or a dictionary for this exam. No other texts or electronic devices are permitted.
- Write the correct citation for this book with two authors. Write out the complete citation.
- Authors: Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
- Title: Good Omens
- City: New York
- Publisher: Harper Torch
- Date: 2006
- Medium: Print.
2. For the following quote from the source from question #1, please write the correct in-text citation that should follow this quote taken from page 21.
“Crowley, somewhere west of Amersham, hurtled through the night, snatched a tape at random and tried to wrestle it out of its brittle plastic box while staying on the road”
3. If you were using a quote from a source where you did not know the name of the author, what would you include in the in-text citation? Write an example.
4. If you were using a quote from a source such as a website, for which no page numbers were listed, what would you include in the in-text citation? Write an example.
5. Extra Credit Question: Are there any circumstances in which you do not need to include an in-text citation? Explain what they would be.
Part 2: Rhetorical Analysis Essay
Please read the attached essay and write a brief 250-350 word essay exploring how the author uses ethos, pathos and logos. This essay should be a short version of what you did for your first paper; your thesis should take a stance on whether or not you think the author created an effective argument based on their use of ethos, pathos or logos.
- You may use the 5-paragraph essay format for this portion of the exam. You do not need to include a paragraph summarizing the piece.
- Your introduction may be very brief — you can begin with only a thesis which should include the author’s name, the title of the piece, and whether or not you think it is effective. Because this is a short essay don’t spend a lot of time developing an elaborate introduction — get to the point and get going on your body paragraphs.
- Your body paragraphs should include quotes and/or paraphrases. I am looking for you to include at least 2 quality quotes which you can analyze in your body paragraphs. You will also need to include in-text citations when appropriate.
- Your conclusion should briefly sum-up why you do or do not think the argument was effective. This paragraph should be about 3 sentences long, reflecting the brevity of your essay.