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How to Write Book Titles in an Essay By Jana Sosnowski Student on laptop in library with pile of books next to her Essays in literature often refer to the title of the book referenced. A reference to the book title may occur only once, but it gives the reader of your essay information about the subject of your discussion.
In the case of a handwritten essay, the title of the book should be underlined. Novels, textbooks and anthologies should all be italicized, while portions of these books, including chapters, short stories and poems, are noted within quotes.
Additionally, any words in the title that are four letters or longer should be capitalized. Italicization is also required for edited collections of short stories and essays, movies, television series, documentaries and albums.
The Basics About the Author Based in Los Angeles, Jana Sosnowski holds Master of Science in educational psychology and instructional technology, She has spent the past 11 years in education, primarily in the secondary classroom teaching English and journalism.
Sosnowski has also worked as a curriculum writer for a math remediation program.The proper way to write a book title depends on two factors: the context in which you will use the title and the style guide or authority you choose to consult.
Essays in literature often refer to the title of the book referenced. A reference to the book title may occur only once, but it gives the reader of your essay information about the subject of your discussion.
A book's subtitle shores up the book title and helps tell the reader what to expect to get inside the book. Even if you've written a great title for your book, a subtitle can provide more pertinent information to help draw the reader in and prompt him or her to open the book, learn more, and, hopefully, buy it.
Book publishers also italicize magazine titles, but put article titles and chapter titles in quotation marks. If, like the people in those grammar seminars, you need a thorough how-to, just consult a style guide.
When I teach grammar seminars, a subject that almost always comes up is: How do you write book and movie titles? Do you put them in quotation marks?
Do you italicize them? Do you underline or even capitalize them? How does one write a movie title in a list? Is it "Longest day, The" or "Longest day,The" ie without a space between (,The). But when you use a keyboard, you should put the titles of longer works in italics.
Underlining is the equivalent of italics, but in digital media, italics is preferred.
It’s pretty tricky to hand-write in italics, so stick to good old .