Chapter Twelve: Positing a Thesis Statement and Composing a Title / Defining Key Terms

Formatting and Style Guidelines: MLA and APA

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Scholars format their work using the style guidelines provided by professional organizations such as the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). These two are the most common, but far from the only, style guidelines used by researchers in the Humanities. Most student projects rely on these guidelines for document formatting, in-text citation, and works-cited lists. Your instructor should let you know which formatting style is required or whether you are allowed to choose one.



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