What is MLA Format?


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Consider the following: This argument was emphasized by Thompson (1992:12).

Why is this NOT a correct way to format an MLA in-text citation, and how should it be properly cited?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a standard formatting requirement for an MLA-style paper?

2. Why is it important to consult a recent MLA style guide before you begin formatting your paper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The MLA format is a style guideline used for various types of writing. Determine how well you understand this format by taking this quiz, which will ask questions about specific aspects of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask questions regarding:

  • What MLA stands for
  • Works Cited page
  • Importance of consulting the style guide prior to beginning writing
  • Title page
  • In-text citations

Skills Practiced

Utilize your study skills as you take this quiz, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding this style guide
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various aspects of MLA format

Additional Learning

Develop your knowledge of the MLA Format by reviewing the accompanying lesson, What is MLA Format?, which will address the following objectives:

  • Define MLA
  • Learn how to format your paper according to this standard
  • Understand the use of in-text citations
  • Determine how to develop a Works Cited page