The English Language InstituteIf you require English as a Second Language (ESL) services, the Providence Campus’ English Language Institute allows you to improve your reading, writing and conversation skills while earning academic credit. Students who wish to study only English and are not planning to enter an academic program are also welcome. Credit bearing courses in oral communications, reading, writing and grammar are available to all students who are not native English speakers. Special projects such as English Immersion, English for Specific Purposes, Workplace and/or Business English can be designed and conducted by members of the ESL faculty.
MLA Manual The MLA format is the University standard for undergraduate papers. The manual includes explanations and/or examples of paper format, in text citations, and works cited page.
Plagiarism is a serious offense (refer to JWU handbook). All papers which use information from any source must be documented correctly. In an effort to standardize the format for the research paper throughout JWU’s undergraduate program, the Freshman Studies Department has created this guide. This guide indicates the appropriate form for layout, parenthetical documentation/attribution and works cited page as specified by the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Please note that the newer, easier to use parenthetical documentation and or attribution should replace the more complicated endnotes or footnotes. In addition, "Works Cited" is the term which should replace "bibliography"; This is a more inclusive term since it encompasses all types of sources, such as lecture notes, videos, computer programs and online sources. All JWU students are taught this procedure during their freshman year in ENG1020 and the method is reinforced in other Freshman Studies courses.
Since this guide has been designed to be brief and easy to use, it is hoped that all faculty will adhere to this format when assigning papers which must be documented, and all students will attend to the details which correct documentation requires.
The MLA website & other research guides are available in the library's Research Resources.