You are being asked to pick ONE media genre (i.e. music, video games, film, etc.). Through the lens of that one genre, explore the representations of gender and discuss, with support from sources, the influence these representations might have on us.
Begin your project by doing some background reading on your topic. Preliminary reading helps you:
Find sources on the topics that you identified in Step 1.
Cite all direct quotes, paraphrased information, and summarized ideas.
Each in-text citation should link directly to a specific source in the Works Cited list.
Basic entry is author's last name and page number: (Jones 14)
If there is no author, use the "Title" of the source: ("Global Warming" 264)
If page numbers are available, they MUST be listed. This often means examining the pdf version of database articles to locate page numbers.
For most citations, the parenthetical reference is placed BEFORE the punctuation: Magnesium can be effective in treating PMS (Haggerty 42).
Direct quotes longer than 4 lines are indented an extra 1/2 inch, the quotation marks are removed, and the parenthetical comes AFTER punctuation.
If author name or title is used within the text, do NOT list it again within parenthesis. Haggerty notes magnesium is effective at relieving some symptoms of PMS (42).
Use the links below to see examples of source citations and practice using one of the templates.
If you don't find what you need below, check out the MLA's, Ask the MLA.