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Handbook to Purdue Owl

 

MLA Style

1. In-text citations
2. Works Cited entries
 a. Print
 b. Electronic
3. Paper format 
4. Punctuation

Researching: Using and Evaluating Sources

10. Reliability of sources
11. Integrating quotations
12. Common vs uncommon knowledge
13. Plagiarism

Composing an Essay

20. Thesis statement
21. Sentence development
22. Paragraph development
23. Organization
24. Logical fallacies
25. Opposing views
26. Proofreading
27. Transitions

Writing Style

40. Sentence variety
41. Repetition
42. Parallelism
43. Appropriate language
44. Effective words and phrases
45. Conciseness
46. Avoid clichés
47. Avoid idioms

Grammar

60. Sentence fragments
61. Comma splices and fused sentences
62. Subject-verb agreement       
63.
Pronoun-antecedent agreement
64. Pronoun reference
65. Verb tenses
66. Double negatives
67. Misplaced or dangling modifiers
68. Mixed construction

Punctuation/mechanics

80. Commas
81. Semicolons
82. Apostrophes
83. Quotation marks
84. End punctuation
85. Dashes
86. Capitalization
87. Italics/underlining
88. Abbreviations
89. Numbers
90. Spelling
91. Ellipsis

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