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Using MLA Format

Get started with MLA style. Learn how to document sources, set up your paper, and improve your teaching and writing. Document Sources Works Cited Quick Guide Learn how to use the MLA format template. Digital Citation Tool Build citations with our . . .

About The MLA Style Center

. . . to the MLA Handbook, the site provides students and educators with a host of free resources for teaching and learning the MLA’s approach to research, writing, and documentation. It offers a quick guide to citing any source according to the MLA format template, a practice template, a Q&A feature with . . .

What’s New in the Ninth Edition of the MLA Handbook (Spring 2021)

. . . a play) a new, easy-to-follow explanation of in-text citations a new chapter containing recommendations for using inclusive language a new appendix with hundreds of sample works-cited-list entries listed by publication format, including books, databases, websites, YouTube videos, interviews, and more updated guidelines on avoiding plagiarism a new chapter . . .

Supporting Students As They Create Social Media Campaigns

. . . we needed to support faculty members in making this transition. We also wanted to shift to a project-based-learning approach in our introductory course on writing research papers. After looking at different genres, projects, and platforms, we settled on a social media project. Grade Level First-year composition Objective Over the course of a . . .

Distinguishing Paraphrasing from Patchwriting

. . . Outcome Students will recognize that to effectively paraphrase from their source material they must comprehend what they have read.  Course Work or Assignment Underway Students are conducting research and making notes of what they might use as sources in their own writing. Work Completed before Class Previous classes will have introduced students to types of . . .

Sample Papers in MLA Style

The following essays, which won the 2019 MLA Student Paper Contest, provide models for organizing an argument and working with sources. They also demonstrate MLA documentation style and paper formatting. For more details, consult the MLA’s . . .

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