Rationale: The novel seems realistic, yet we do not know the location of the boys’ island.
Driving Question: Where is the island?
Find evidence from the text of what you know.
Develop a list of questions for what you need to know.
Research the answers to those questions.
Answer the driving question.
MLA format for Paranthetical Citations and Bibliography Page
Parenthtical Citations (or intext citations) are used within your text to show your reader where you got a specific piece of information or a quote. The MLA style required that you use the first word(s) of your bibliographic citation in parenthesis, usually the author's last name or the beginning of the title of the article. If you are referencing a database article, no page numbers are necessary. For example, if you are referencing an article with this citation:
"Plot Summary: Lord of the Flies." DISCovering Authors. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resources in Context. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.
your intext citation would be ("Plot").
A Bibliography page lists all your sources of information. Databases make it easy to create Bibliography pages because each article has the MLA citation at the bottom of the page; just copy and paste into your works cited Word document.
Websites are harder to cite; a url is not a citation. Use easybib.com or bibme.org for help. Remember that those tools rarely generate a complete citation; you still need to hunt for the information to complete it.
Organize your citations in alphabetical order and don't forget to indent the second line of each citation.