Why MLA?
A Look at Research Styles
Mr. Proffitt
Hunters Lane High School
What Is MLA?
In every career, there is a special way
that research is written into a paper.
It can look like a jumbled c...
MLA Vocabulary
 Citation: Using an outside source
in your paper
 Bibliography: A list of sources
read for a paper
 Work...
Why Use MLA?
MLA offers several benefits:
1.The author can show the difference between
his/her ideas and another’s ideas ...
Why Use MLA?
MLA does have some downsides:
1.To people who don’t know it, it looks
like a foreign language.
2.You have to...
Why Learn It In High School?
Colleges spend very little
time teaching MLA.
Most just give you a book
and expect you to l...
What is In MLA?
MLA shows where research is used in
two places in a paper:
1.In the paragraph where the source is
used, t...
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Why Use MLA?

  1. 1. Why MLA? A Look at Research Styles Mr. Proffitt Hunters Lane High School
  2. 2. What Is MLA? In every career, there is a special way that research is written into a paper. It can look like a jumbled code. This format allows the writer to show where he/she got help with their ideas. In most colleges, the most often used format is that belonging to the Modern Language Association, or simply “MLA” style.
  3. 3. MLA Vocabulary  Citation: Using an outside source in your paper  Bibliography: A list of sources read for a paper  Works Cited: A list of sources used in a paper  Annotation: A note made about a source for later use  Library of Congress Page: A place in a book to find most MLA information, usually near the front  Plagiarism: Using another person’s information but not saying where it came from; it can ruin your career
  4. 4. Why Use MLA? MLA offers several benefits: 1.The author can show the difference between his/her ideas and another’s ideas easily. 2.The author can show that he/she has researched a topic well. 3.The research sources can be found easily by a reader. 4.You don’t need to use complete sentences to cite sources.
  5. 5. Why Use MLA? MLA does have some downsides: 1.To people who don’t know it, it looks like a foreign language. 2.You have to plan to use it in advance.
  6. 6. Why Learn It In High School? Colleges spend very little time teaching MLA. Most just give you a book and expect you to learn it.
  7. 7. What is In MLA? MLA shows where research is used in two places in a paper: 1.In the paragraph where the source is used, this is called an in-paragraph citation. 2.At the end of the paper, this is called a Works Cited Page.

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