Answers to Practice Runs
PRACTICE RUN 1
Fastest Route: Usage Glossary: entry on itís/its, more at p.
Other Routes: From the Key to the Book: Part 9, Punctuation® Menu
On divider: 48f Itís versus Its® p.341
From the Table of Contents: Apostrophe® Itís versus its® Tabbed divider for punctuation (48f)® p.341
From the Index: Itís versus Its® p.341
Correct usage: Use its
PRACTICE RUN 2
Possible Routes: Start from the Key to the Book, the Table of Contents, the Index, or the MLA Index.
Fastest Route: Going straight to the MLA Index is best, as it refers you right to the page number for a citation of a book with one author
Correct citation within your sentence:
After interviewing many women, Rogan comes to the conclusion that "the more integrated the Army became, the more trouble there was" (159).
Correct entry in your list of Works Cited:
Rogan, Helen. Mixed Company. New York: Putnamís, 1981.
PRACTICE RUN 3
Three Routes to find what you need:
- From the Key to the Book, looking under: "Finding a Focus" ® on tabbed divider: 2a, 2b "Narrowing your topic to reach a thesis" and "Formulating a working thesisóand why you need one" ® pp. 14, 15
- From the Table of Contents ® 2a, 2b "Narrowing your topic" and "Formulating a thesis" ® tabbed dividers 21, 2b ® pp. 14, 15
- From the Index ® Focus or topic or thesis (key words in the comment) ® pp. 14, 15
PRACTICE RUN 4
Best route: From "Common Correction/Editing Marks" ® frag ® secton 38.
In World War II, women demanded to be sent overseas. This led to the formation of the Womenís Army Corps.