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Attend a Free MLA Style Webinar
This November, the MLA will be rerunning two popular style webinars, MLA Style 101, which guides both
beginning and advanced MLA style users on creating works-cited-list entries for a variety of sources, and Mastering Online Works in MLA Format, which provides tools for citing any electronic source. Register now!
Leap into College Writing
An English major shares how she made the leap from high school to college essay writing. Discover how!
Get a Grip on Dangling Modifiers
Dangling modifiers describe nothing or describe the wrong word. Learn how to secure your modifiers, then take our
They as Singular?
Learn when you can use they as a singular pronoun, and get tips on how to reword when necessary. Learn
Capitalization and Quotations
Does the first letter of a quotation need to be capitalized? It depends on what precedes it. Find out more!
Verbs with Mixed Subjects
When a singular and a plural subject are joined by or, should you use a singular or plural verb? Find
Get Direction on Geographic Terms
Do you know when to capitalize geographic terms like north, south, east, and west? Find
How to Cite a Title within a Title
If a work’s title contains another title that is not in MLA style, what should you do? Learn more!
Separate Yourself from the Author
If you don’t use a parenthetical citation, how can you distinguish your ideas from the author’s? Find