Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

Period 3 – Ms. Shockness’ ENG4U Class

So, you’re back Grade 12s!

We’ll be going over MLA Citation today, as you prepare to write your ISU essays!

Here’s some links that will come in handy.

MLA Citation

For your ENG4U class [and all your previous English courses], you use the MLA Citation guide to generate your Works Cited list and to create your Parenthetical Citations.

We’ll review the rules for MLA Citation, including how to create a proper Works Cited list.



Integrating Quotations

Integrating a quotation into your writing is a fairly important part of the writing process. Keep in mind, that different teachers will have different preferences when it comes to this. OWL @ Purdue has information about how quotations should be best formatted using the MLA.

I always advise to consider the following:

  • Length of Quotation
    • Very long quotes should be placed in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented 1/2 inch from the left margin while maintaining double-spacing. Your parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark. When quoting verse, maintain original line breaks.
  • Your Sentence and Paragraph Structure
    • Quotations are generally best received when integrated within your writing structure. This maintains your writer’s voice and allows your reader to read unimpeded.
  • Adjustment for Brevity and Truncation
    • Sometimes you need to shorten a quotation, or remove parts in the middle that make the quote too long. As long as you’re not removing words/phrases to change its meaning, it’s fine! Just use ellipses [three dotes . . . ] to show that there were originally words in the quotation that you’ve removed. If you need to change a word to match your sentence structure, use a Square Bracket around what was changed. For example, this could be used to change “I” or “he” to [Macbeth]

This PDF from Thompson Rivers University should help too.

Friday September 23rd, 2022

Period 1

Ms. Jackson-Breininger-CLN4U-Grade 12 Law

Your task is to find a current news article has legal significance, either domestic (Canadian) or international and that falls under any governing body.

Besides referring to newpapers, have a look at the following links for current events:

The Lawyer’s Daily

Latest Legal News


You will need to reference your article in the proper format and the following links explain what that should look like in terms of footnoting and bibliography.

Link to OJEN’s Citation Guide (based on the “McGill Guide”)

Quick Guide to Citing Legal Sources (Durham College, School of Justice and Emergency Services, also based on the “McGill Guide”)

Pay special attention to information on pages 5, 17, 22 & 23 as well as the checklist on page 27.


Friday, October 22, 2021

The CGG3O class is coming in today to work on their assignment.

Here, find a copy of what you’ll be working on while you’re here.


Citation is a key element of all Academic work. Today, we’ll introduce the Chicago style of citation and show you how to create a Bibliography.

Writing a Bibliography sounds like fun and games, but in the end, it’s about following a formula and knowing what to find.

Did you know there’s a way to cite TikTok even? Seriously. There is.

Here’s the citation for that hilarious video about putting your Bibliography into alphabetical order.

Below, you’ll find the document that will help you navigate the rules of Chicago Citation.


If you need any help with your research, we’ll do the best we can to help point you in the right direction.

Tuesday, June 6th – Extended Essay Workshop

Welcome Year One IB Students,

Today we’ll be using the Extended Essay Guide, found on the top bar of this website.

All students will be provided with time to work on their Extended Essays and ask questions.

When I am confronted with questions about the E.E., for which I don’t have answers I go to the IB Guide found HERE.

Monday, May14th

Period 1, 3 and 4 – CHC2D7

The 3 classes taught by Mr. Oldridge, Ms. Gaudette and Mr. Philippou are coming in to work on their Rock Your Decade.

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The Library has a collection of books that cover different decades in Canadian and North American history.  These books can be found in the 971 section under the Dewey Decimal System. Books with more American focused information can be found in 973.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data from the decades.

In terms of popular culture and photos/videos/song; CBC Curio would be a great source as well.

The Canadian Historical Association has a collection of useful resources to support today’s Canadian History student.

Canada: A Country by Consent was created by Canadian Historians who were wanted Canadian-Content created by Canadian writers. It has articles about the major events of Canadian history.

The CBC archives provides you with access to thousands of audio clips and video clips that are easy to integrate into your presentation.


For this assignment, you will be using the Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the essay.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here

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Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

Wednesday, February 7th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!


Period 3 – HZT4U

Today Mr. Philippou’s Grade 12 Philosophy class will be introduced to the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin. Shooting for 3 works, but I’d suggest an aggressive dunk.

The new file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

The basics are unchanged, but we feel that this new resource will provide you with a thorough overview of the expectations laid out by the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.


Here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.