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What is MLA format? What is it used for? How do you use it?

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1 What is MLA format? What is it used for? How do you use it?

2 Modern Language Association -Founded in Discussion & Advocacy group for literature & modern languages -30,000 members in 100 countries worldwide -Annual 4 day convention -Academic study of language -Language mapping -Job placement

3 Varies, but there are some basics -Purdue University OWLPurdue University OWL -The standard for MLA formatting -Formatting and style guide -Quotations -Endnotes and footnotes -Works cited page -Correct in-text citations

4 -Typed -Double spaced -Legible font (such as Times New Roman) -12pt font -Single space after periods & punctuation -1” margins -Indent 1 st line of new paragraph -Header w/ last name & pg #

5 -No title page -Upper left hand corner -Your name -My name -Class & period -Date -Centered title


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