Q. What is MLA and how is it used in college writing?

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MLA (Modern Language Association) format is:

  • A style of writing papers which is an alternative to APA format.
  • Used to write papers in college because it offers standardized guidelines for in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
  • MLA is primarily used in the humanities, while APA is usually used in the social sciences.
  • You can find information about writing an MLA style paper on the Purdue Online Writing Lab website.

Baker College uses APA style and for help with setting up your paper, visit the APA Help Guide.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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