Q. What does MLA stand for and why is it used in college?


MLA (Modern Language Association) style is:

  • A format for writing research papers.
  • Used to write papers in college because it offers standardized guidelines for in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
  • Explained on the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website.

Baker College uses APA (American Psychological Association), so visit the APA Help Guide for examples.

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  • Last Updated Jan 13, 2020
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