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Vittore Carpaccio
Lion of Saint Mark (1516)


Welcome to Mr. Vitzthum's web site for ENG3U at Colonel By Secondary School.

All course materials will be made available on ManageBac on a calendar-day basis.

Students and parents are encouraged to use the site to track homework, assignments, and evaluation dates.

ENG3U (Gr. 11 Academic) Course Outline

A Comments Legend to decipher possible symbols on your returned assignments.

A Microsoft Word™ document template for essays, conveniently formatted according to MLA guidelines.

Useful Links and Information
Modern Language Association (MLA) Formatting
The definitive source for MLA formatting and rules concerning submission of English essays is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi (New York: MLA Association, 1995). The Colonel By Library has a copy of the Fourth Edition of this text available in the REFERENCE section.

View examples of MLA formatting for short and long quotations of prose and verse, as well as rules for parenthetical documentation and compiling a Works Cited and Consulted list.

There is also a useful MLA Formatting Guide hosted by OWL at Purdue University.

Research Databases

  • Colonel By Library Subscription Databases
  • Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Online Databases
  • Academic OneFile (via OPL)
    Note: A Patron Card from the Ottawa Public Library is required to access the above OPL resources.

    Academic Plagiarism
    The MLA Handbook describes plagiarism as "to use another person's ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source" and includes "fail[ing] to give appropriate acknowledgement when repeating another's wording or particularly apt term, paraphrasing another's argument, or presenting another's line of thinking" (Gibaldi 26). Gibaldi continues, "you may certainly use another person's words and thoughts in your research paper, but the borrowed material must not appear to be your creation" (26, emphasis mine).

    Plagiarism is a very serious offense, constitutes academic fraud, and can carry severe penalties.