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ENGLISH 1010

Quick Guides to MLA

As a general rule, use MLA style for scholarship in literature, arts, and the humanities.

Why is Citing Important?

Why should you properly cite your research?

  • Point out the conversation you are having with other scholars and their ideas.
  • Enhance the credibility of your own argument with supporting evidence.
  • Provide your reader with additional sources for further reading.
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • To avoid plagiarism, a serious academic crime.

Understanding MLA Style (8th ed)

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