- Content Type
Join Communities: Become a Photographer Enhance your Writing Skills Handigifts Learn about Jazz & More Love the Art What is a tragic hero? The tragic hero is a man of noble stature. He is not a...
MLA or the Modern Language Association
style of referencing is used widely by academic institutions around
the world. The association's formal guidelines are taught and used
everyday by millions of students, teachers and scholars alike.
MLA is mostly known in the realms of
liberal arts, the humanities as well as language and literature of
many different writing styles. MLA
features "brief parenthetical citations" in which is referenced at
the end of a specific document (MLA).
Just like that!
Universities and colleges will require you to reference everything you write, otherwise you may be charged for plagiarism which is the i ntentional or accidental use of someone else's work as your own without recognition of their original ideas.
So what's the
The format of writing in MLA style formatting can be found in the MLA Handbook for Wriers of Research Papers or the MLA Handbook, which you can easily find in public library or the university stacks. Like we've said, MLA uses citation style with parenthesis within the text to reference material and lists it at the end of the document (MLA).
There are a few general guidelines you should be following to format your paper correctly. Here's a great and comprehensive list as presented by Jennifer Liethen Kunka and Joe Barbato of The Writing Lab, OWL at Purdue and Purdue University (OWL)…
Here is a sample first page of an essay in MLA style:
Here is the Citation of the Purdue OWL in MLA:
The Purdue OWL. 26 Aug.
2008. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. 16 June 2008 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu>.
"MLA Formatting and Style Guide."
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue. 10 May
2008. Purdue University Writing Lab. 16 June 2008
Other References used in this article:
Modern Language Association. "What is MLA Style." Modern Language Association. 29 Apr. 2007. MLA Style. 16 June 2008. <http://www.mla.org/style>
The Trial. "Write". Flickr. 26 August 2007. Flickr Photo Sharing. 16 June 2008. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetrial/1241596127/>