Review feedback from your instructor (in Grades) on your final draft of Writing Project 1 and/or the half draft of this project, from your peers (in M05 Peer Response–Writing Project….
James Thurber’s Humor
1. When you quote from our readings, please refer to the format listed in this section. Here is a brief explanation of how to Cite Fiction using MLA style:
Citing Short Stories – Readers should be able to move from your own words to the words you quote from a source without feeling a jolt. So introduce all your quotes with signal phrases, usually including the author’s name, to prepare readers for the source:
In “The Metamorphosis,” Franz Kafka describes how Gregor Samsa, the story’s protagonist, is grotesquely transformed “into a monstrous verminous bug” (1).
In “The Metamorphosis,” Gregor Samsa awakens from a turbulent night’s sleep and discovers that he has been transformed “into a monstrous verminous bug” (Kafka 1).
Please note that MLA style does not include any form of punctuation! Just the page number – or the author’s name and page number! Use a signal phrase and transition to introduce your quote, put quotation marks around the story title and the quoted lines, and cite the source at the end of the sentence.
2. Break up your ideas into multiple paragraphs. Each story analysis that is written as one paragraph will be marked down.
3. Make sure that your quotes make up less than 20% of your word count