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|SSF nominations open – Jan. 25|
|Nominations for the Seneca Student Federation (SSF) open Monday, Jan. 25. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate and develop your leadership skills and add valuable experience to your resume.
Students interested in running in the SSF elections should visit their campus Student Services office for more information. Nominations close Friday, Feb. 19.List of available positions per campus.
To learn more about the SSF election process, visithttps://inside.senecac.on.ca/evoting/.
About the SSF
The SSF is the incorporated body that represents all full-time students. The President of the incorporation is selected from the local council of presidents, through an election process. The Seneca Student Federation is here to provide services and activities that benefit and meet the needs of Seneca students in a fiscally responsible manner within a learning environment .
To learn more, visit http://www.ssfinc.ca/about.php
MLA MANUSCRIPT FORMAT
In most English and humanities classes, you will be asked to use MLA (Modern Language Association) guidelines for formatting a paper and preparing a list of the works you have cited. The following guidelines are consistent with advice given in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (New York: MLA, 2009) and with typical requirements for student papers. For a sample MLA paper, click here.
Formatting the paper
MLA papers should be formatted as follows.
For papers that you submit as hard copy, use good-quality 8½” × 11″ white paper. Secure the pages with a paper clip. Unless your instructor suggests otherwise, do not staple or bind the pages.
TITLE AND IDENTIFICATION
MLA does not require a title page. On the first page of your paper, place your name, your instructor’s name, the course title, and the date on separate lines against the left margin. Then center your title. (Click here for a sample first page.)
If your instructor requires a title page, ask for guidelines on formatting it. A format similar to this one may be acceptable.
Put the page number preceded by your last name in the upper right corner of each page, one-half inch below the top edge. Use arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, and so on).
MARGINS, LINE SPACING, AND PARAGRAPH INDENTS
Double-space throughout the paper. Do not add extra space above or below the title of the paper or between paragraphs.
Indent the first line of each paragraph one-half inch from the left margin.
When a quotation is longer than four typed lines of prose or three lines of verse, set it off from the text by indenting the entire quotation one inch from the left margin. Double-space the indented quotation, and don’t add extra space above or below it.
Quotation marks are not needed when a quotation has been set off from the text by indenting. Click here for an example.
When a Web address (URL) mentioned in the text of your paper must be divided at the end of a line, do not insert a hyphen (a hyphen could appear to be part of the address). For MLA rules on dividing Web addresses in your list of works cited, click here.
MLA neither encourages nor discourages the use of headings and currently provides no guidelines for their use. If you would like to insert headings in a long essay or research paper, check first with your instructor.
For a sample MLA paper with headings, click here.
MLA classifies visuals as tables and figures (figures include graphs, charts, maps, photographs, and drawings). Label each table with an arabic numeral (Table 1, Table 2, and so on) and provide a clear caption that identifies the subject. The label and caption should appear on separate lines above the table, flush left. Below the table, give its source in a note like this one:
Source: David N. Greenfield and Richard A. Davis; “Lost in
For each figure, place a figure number (using the abbreviation “Fig.”) and a caption below the figure, flush left. Include source information following the caption.
Visuals should be placed in the text, as close as possible to the sentences that relate to them unless your instructor prefers them in an appendix. Click here for an example of a visual in the text of a paper.
Preparing the list of works cited
Begin the list of works cited on a new page at the end of the paper. Center the title Works Cited about one inch from the top of the page. Double-space throughout. Click here for a sample list of works cited.
ALPHABETIZING THE LIST
If your list includes two or more works by the same author, use the author’s name for the first entry only. For subsequent entries use three hyphens followed by a period. List the titles in alphabetical order. See item 5.
Do not indent the first line of each works cited entry, but indent any additional lines one-half inch. This technique highlights the names of the authors, making it easy for readers to scan the alphabetized list.
If you need to include a Web address (URL) in a works cited entry, do not insert a hyphen when dividing it at the end of a line. Break the URL only after a slash. Insert angle brackets around the URL. (See the note following item 27.)
If your word processing program automatically turns Web addresses into links (by underlining them and highlighting them in color), turn off this feature.