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MLA Style Essentials

  • Format: eBook
  • Edition: 2016
  • Publisher: Little Green Apples Publishing LLC

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From our special line of Study Briefs Essentials, MLA Style Essentials is a quick reference resource or convenient refresher to assist in employing this standard documentation and formatting style developed by the Modern Language Association that is used by students and professionals in writing and publishing academic assignments, research papers, lab reports, literature reviews, journal articles and case studies. This short guide is intended for anyone needing a quick, reliable overview of the essentials needed to properly format a manuscript or create an MLA style in-text or bibliographic citation. Compiled by our experts to focus on the most frequently used items, its intent is to give the reader a general review of fundamental facts with useful examples included for reference in a consistently organized and easy to follow compact booklet. Inside you will find a review of general rules and guiding principles. There are up-to-date links that direct you to helpful online resources. A selected set of commonly used bibliographic citations can serve as model entries when you need to create one of your own. MLA guidelines for composing and formatting documents, works cited pages and annotated bibliographies are covered. Individual sections address the proper use of in-text citations, footnotes, endnotes, direct quotes and paraphrases in MLA style. Checklists highlighting guidelines for spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation and capitalization rules serve as useful reminders for editing and proofreading tasks. A formatted manuscript example and a special section on plagiarism are also included.

Topics Covered:

  • Rules/Guiding Principles
  • Commonly Used Citation Examples
  • Useful Online Resources
  • Manuscript Example
  • Basic Formatting Guidelines
  • Spelling Check
  • In-Text Citation
  • Direct Quote
  • Endnote/Footnote
  • Paraphrase
  • Annotated Bibliography Example
  • Works Cited Page
  • Usage Check
  • Grammar Check
  • Capitalization Check
  • Punctuation Check
  • Illustrations
  • Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

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