Issue For December 12, 2008
Purdue Winter Break Closures
Due to Purdue's winter break, the Writing Lab will be closed until Monday, January 12, 2009. Therefore, we won't be answering OWL Email Tutor questions or Grammar Hotline questions.
This is a question submitted by an OWL user to the OWL Tutors. If you need to have a question answered quickly, contact our OWL Tutors here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/contact/owlmailtutors. Or you may call the Grammar Hotline at 765-494-3723 . And remember, both services are free for everyone!
My teacher said that MLA has new rules updates. I have to create a works cited page, and one source I'm confused about is a newspaper that's online and published in print form. How would I do the citation in my works cited for this using the new MLA rules?
Over the summer, MLA published its third edition of MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. This book contains the latest MLA updates, and the rules will become official in January 2009 when MLA publishes its seventh edition of MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. The OWL currently has an overview page of the latest changes here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/15/.
The OWL is updating all its MLA resources to reflect these changes, and these materials will be posted in January. Until then, here is how you would cite a newspaper that hosts online articles and publishes its work in print:
Online periodicals include both the name of the website in italics and the website publisher. Note that some sites will have different names than their print formats, such as ones that include a domain name like .com or .org. If no publisher is listed, use N.p. to denote no publisher name given. Follow with date of publication, Web as medium of publication, and date of access.
Lubell, Sam. “Of the Sea and Air and Sky.” New York Times. New York Times, 26 Nov. 2008. Web. 1 Dec. 2008.
Remember to indent the second and subsequent lines of the citation and to double space the works cited page.
When to Use the Words of, with, and from
Could you tell me what is/are the difference(s) between "it was made of. . ." "it was made with. . . ", and "it is made from".
I appreciate your help in advance.
Meiyu - Taiwan
I work in an HMO and use technical writing. Is it proper to write all numbers and then have the numerical value in parentheses after. The intent is for clarification. ex: ten (10) .
Carolyn - Minnesota
News from our in-person Writing Lab, located on Purdue University's campus in Heav. 226.
ECWCA Conference and Purdue Food Drive
2009 ECWCA Conference
The Purdue Writing Lab will be hosting the East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference on April 3 and April 4, 2009. You may submit proposals here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/ecwca/. Online conference registration information and services are also available here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/ecwca/registration.php.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, December 15. We welcome proposals from outside the ECWCA region. If you have any questions, please contact the ECWCA President, Tammy Conard-Salvo: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/contact/associatedirector.
Purdue University Food Drive
We are thrilled to announce that the Purdue Writing Lab collected a total of 687.6 lbs. of donated food for the Purdue food drive. =)
New OWL Resources
We are please to announce that a number of new OWL resources have been added during the fall semester. These new resources include the following:
- MLA 2008/2009 updates overview: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/15/
- APA PowerPoint slide presentation: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/17/
- Medical writing resources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/732/01/
- Example employment documents: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/734/01/
- Donating to the Purdue Writing Lab and the OWL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/writinglab/development
We hope they help you in your writing tasks.