Avoid Creating Hurdles for Your Readers!
Some words can be used as different parts of speech, creating potential obstacles for readers.
how to structure your sentences to prevent confusion—then
take our quiz!
If you’re expressing a time range or an age range, should you use
or an en dash? What about
Titles can easily be confused with a work’s subject matter. Make sure you know your title from your subject.
I See It, but How Do I Cite It?
You went to class and read the slides. Now how do you cite images from presentations or lectures?
Punctuating a quotation within a quotation? Nest your quotation marks! An MLA editor shows you how.
What is considered common knowledge about a movie? When do you cite a movie rather than a Web site about it?
First Names First
Is Catherine of Aragon alphabetized under
? What are the rules for citing nobility and rulers?
Back to Basics
Author? Source? Container? If you or your students could use a quick refresher on the core elements of a works-cited-list entry, view our step-by-step guide.
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