Assignment 1 key


Assignment 1 Update  on  questions 10 , 11,  or  (No) Fun with Bibliography

There were enough difficulties with questions # 10 and #11 on Assignment 1 that I'm going to give you two new ones to replace those, before weighing the pass/fail scores. However, you can learn a lot from those problems detailed below. As we see, web material remains an imperfect emulation of print. In all answers 2nd and subsequent lines would be indented, but on my browser it all fits on one line and indenting may mess up the wrap function..

 

Complications with number 10 on Assignment 1.

The primary medium is not controversial; it is a magazine rather than an academic journal. However, if you looked it up on our NCSU library catalog, you'd have seen Atlantic Monthly listed for the print title, but The Atlantic in Lexis/Nexis database. Used to be called The Atlantic Monthly Magazine. Now online it' s just The Atlantic. If this were a print only medium, the MLA answer form is:

 

Carr, Nicholas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Atlantic July - Aug. 2008 : n. pag. Print.

note no volume or issue # given or needed, unlike academic journals, and note that it's quite common for magazines to not be single month dates. That's why citation builder is smart to include the 2-month option in its pulldown menu of date types.

MLA shows magazine title italicized, no punctuation between title and date, and use of n. pag. for no pages given, following the colon that always separates a magazine's publication info from its pages.

But the question included info about its online version and here's where we see confusing variants. In your MLA Handbook, MLA7 shows one most similar entry, an article in Newsweek found online. On p. 186 (5.6.2) We see this:

 

Tyre, Peg. "Standardized Tests in College?" Newsweek. Newsweek, 16 Nov. 2007. Web. 21 Aug. 2007.

What's confusing here is that is falls under the subhead "A Work Cited Only on the Web". Yes, it is, but it also exists in print and not just on the web and  should, to avoid confusion, go in the next subhead "A Work on the Web Cited with Print Publication Data."

If I put all of the publication data for this one into Citation Builder it returns the correct MLA7 entry thus:

Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains." The Atlantic. The Atlantic, July & Aug. 2008: n. pag. Web. 1 Oct. 2011.

note that the n in n. pag is not capped because it follows a colon, not a period.

 

<>Some of your answers put parentheses around the date info, something not seen in MLA. So I'm guessing you who did that looked up the actual Atlantic article in LexisNexis, and then used it's export function to generate an entry that takes this Lexis Nexis export in MLA7 form . I tried it with another essay by the same author at got this:

Carr, Nicholas. "Googlethink." The Atlantic. (June 8, 2010 ): 693 words. LexisNexis Academic. Web. Date Accessed: 2012/08/31.

Note that the caution flag says may not be correct. And it isn't yet in  MLA7 form whether you default to print only, or cite it as in print but available on web.

If I plug the very same data into Zotero and ask for an MLA7 entry we get this:

Nicholas Carr. “Googlethink.” The Atlantic 8 June 2010. Web. 31 Aug. 2012.

You could retrieve the source from this, but it also doesn't match the MLA7's own Newsweek-type example it should, because it leaves out online publisher after title.

 

Complications with #11

Here it boils down to what the right name of the site is and what the online publisher name is. The organization that uses the site to publish is Conference on College Composition and Communication. Known in the trade as 4 Cs, but often shortened in works cited to CCCC. Although the web-published item was in quotation marks, it was not published in the print journal, College Composition and Communication. Instead it was displayed "published" on the web directly on the home page in 2009. The statement was revised in 2009 from a prior version in 2007. In such cases, just pick the most recent revision date. Since the publisher was not the journal CCC, since this statement on second language writers wasn't in the print journal, it would make sense for it to be the whole organization, or CCCC. However, the most correct version of all for the web publisher, as those paying to put it up, is really the NCTE, National Council of Teachers of English. Note they hold the copyright, and that is what best emulates real publication. They wouldn't be italicized, because in MLA names of publishers, print or web, are not.

#11 Correct answer variants:

Committee On Second Language Writing And Writers. "CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers." CCCC Homepage. CCCC, Nov. 2009. Web. 1 Nov. 2011.

or

Committee On Second Language Writing And Writers. "CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers." CCCC Home Page. CCCC, Nov. 2009. Web. 1 Nov. 2011.

or

Committee On Second Language Writing And Writers. "CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers." CCCC Home Page. NCTE, Nov. 2009. Web. 1 Nov. 2011.

if you spelled out the abbreviated, shorter versions, that's fine. MLA just encourages shorter where possible

Even though the closest entry listing a web home page in 5.6.2 p. 186 shows home page not in italics, here the home page is the larger compilation within which we find the statement, putting the latter in quotation marks and the former italicized, to keep MLA consistent with itself. In the Liu example, there is no item within the page, so my best guess is that MLA treats any home page as if it were a preface or forward, items not italicized in MLA, but not a great parallel with many a home page.

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1. 
title:  The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction
author: Wayne C. Booth
publisher: University of California Press
publication date: 1992
publication place: Berkeley
medium: print

 

1.

Booth, Wayne C. The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction. Berkeley: U of California P, 1992. Print.

 

single-author book. monograph.



2.
medium: print
chapter title: Imagination in Place
book title: The Way of Ignorance
inclusive pages of chapter: 39-52
publication date: 2005
publisher: Counterpoint
publication place: Berkeley
author: Wendell Berry

 

2.

Berry, Wendell. "Imagination in Place." The Way of Ignorance. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2005. 39-52. Print.

 

essay in a collection


3.
authors: Roman Jakobson and Linda R. Waugh
medium: print
book title: The Sound Shape of Language
publisher: Indiana University Press
publication place: Bloomington
publication date: 1979

3.

Jakobson, Roman, and Linda R. Waugh. The Sound Shape of Language. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1979. Print.

 

double-author book

4
translator: Robert Fagles
author: Homer
book title: The Odyssey
publication date: 1996
publisher: Viking
publication place: New York
medium: print

 

4.

Homer. The Odyssey. Trans. Robert Fagles. New York: Viking, 1996. Print.

 

work in translation



5
title of article: Place Deixis and the Schematics of Imagined Space: Milton to Keats
author: Mark J. Bruhn
journal title: Poetics Today
volume number: 26
issue number: 3
date of print publication: 2005
inclusive pages of article: 387-432
date of reseracher's access: 3 Oct. 2011
medium: print and online journal

 

5.

Bruhn, Mark J. "Place Deixis and the Schematics of Imagined Space: Milton to Keats." Poetics Today 26.3 (2005): 387-432. Web. 3 Oct. 2011.

 

journal in print, available online


6. 
medium: print
author: Geoffrey Chaucer
editor of collection: F. W. Robinson
publisher: Houghton
publication date: 1957
publication place: Boston
edition: 2nd
collection title: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
 
 
6.

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. W. Robinson. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton, 1957. Print.

 

an edition

7.
dissertation title: Blurred Distinctions: Emerging Forms of Academic Writing
degree: PhD
degree-granting institution: University of New Mexico
year of degree: 1996
publisher: not published
date of publication: none, unpublished dissertation
medium: print
author: Denise R. Stephenson

7.

Stephenson, Denise R. "Blurred Distinctions: Emerging Forms of Academic Writing." Diss. U of New Mexico, 1996. Print.

unpublished diss.


8.
  Title of Essay: Michel Foucault and the Question of Rhetoric
Volume # of journal: 25
Issue # of journal: 4
Pubulication year: 1992
Inclusive pages of essay: 351-364
Journal Title Philosophy and Rhetoric
Author of essay: Barbara Biesecker
Medium: print

 

8.

Biesecker, Barbara. "Michel Foucault and the Question of Rhetoric." Philosophy and Rhetoric 25.4 (1992): 351-364. Print.

 

 

 

scholarly journal article

9.
title: The Time Machine
original publication date: 1895
modern publication place: London
modern publication date: 1992
modern publisher: Dent
medium: print
author of book: H. G. Wells

 

9.

Wells, H. G. The Time Machine. 1895. London: Dent, 1992. Print.

 

reprint

10.
medium: web
author: Nicholas Carr
title: Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
magazine title: The Atlantic
publication issue date: July - August 2008
online publisher: The Atlantic pages of essay: no pages given
date of researcher's access: 1 Oct. 2011

 

10.

Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains." The Atlantic Jul. - Aug. 2008: n. pag. The Atlantic. Web. 1 Oct. 2011.

 

magazine online



11.
author:
Committee on Second Language Writing and Writers
title of article: "CCCC Statement on Second Language writing and Writers."
site of online publication: CCC Homepage
online publisher: CCC
date posted/published: Nov. 2009
medium: web

Date of access: 1 Nov. 2011.

 

11.

Committee on Second Language Writing and Writers. "CCCC Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers." CCCC Home Page. CCCC, Nov. 2009. Web. 1 Nov. 2011.

 

corporate author of web essay

12
medium:
film
film title:
It's a Wonderful Life
studio:
RKO
release date:
1946
director:
Frank Capra
performers:
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell

 

12.

Capra, Frank, dir. It's a Wonderful Life. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. RKO, 1946. Film.

 

film

13
online only journal title: PostModernCulture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism
author of essay: Krister Friday
volume number of journal: 13
issue number of journal: 3
posting/publication date of journal: 2003
pages of essay: no pages given, but 38 paragraphs long
medium: web
date of reseracher's access: 8 Aug. 2012
title of essay: A Generation of Men Without History: Fight Club, Masculinity, and the Historical Sympton

 

13.

Friday, Krister. "A Generation of Men Without History: Fight Club, Masculinity, and the Historical Symptom." PostModernCulture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism 13.3 (2003): 38 pars. Web. 8 Aug. 2012.
or

Friday, Krister. "A Generation of Men Without History: Fight Club, Masculinity, and the Historical Symptom." PostModernCulture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism 13.3 (2003): n. pag. Web. 8 Aug. 2012.

 

online only academic journal article
 
14
author: William Wordsworh
medium: web
date of reseracher's access: 17 Oct. 2011
site of online posting: Bartleby.com
o
nline publisher: Bartleby.com
date of online publishing: no date given
title of poem: Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

 

14.

Wordsworth, William. "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey." Bartleby.com. Bartleby.com, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2011.

 

poem in online collection

 

15 for this entry you are citing the complete, multivolume work

author: Arthur Conan Doyle
title: The Oxford Sherlock Holmes
publisher: Oxford University Press
place of publication: New York
date of publication: 1993
medium: print
number of volumes: 9
editor: Owen Dudley Edwards

 

15.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Oxford Sherlock Holmes. Ed. Owen Dudley Edwards. 9 vols. New York: Oxford UP, 1993. Print.

 

all of multivolume work