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Documentation Styles Handouts
MLA In-Text Citations
What’s New in MLA 8th Edition
MLA Works Cited Core Elements
MLA Works Cited Entries
MLA Works Cited Format
MLA ParaphrasingFormatting Titles in MLA Style
Body Paragraph Structure
Citing a Source At-a-Glance
Formatting in Word 2010: Update coming soon for Word 2013!
Formatting Titles At-a-Glance
Quick Tips for Essay Writing
Writing a Literary Analysis
Writing a Thesis
Writing an Introduction
Writing Essay Examinations and Short Answer Questions
Active and Passive Voice
Avoiding 1st and 2nd Person
Eliminating Problematic Language
Fixing Fragments at-a-Glance
Semicolons, Colons, Dashes, Parentheses