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ENGWR 302 (French): Argumentation related to WWII

ENGWR 302 (French): Argumentation related to WWII

A grade-A paper follows MLA, APA, or other style guides to a T.
MLA and APA

Use style guides

A style guide states the rules for language, spelling, grammar, formatting, and punctuation. Colleges often use the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

You can buy style guides at the College Store or online, and the SCC Library has copies.  This page links to style guides for your reference.

Ask your instructor which style guide to use for your assignments.

The basics of style

The key to citing any source is to:

  1. be consistent in style and format;
  2. have a clear and neat format;
  3. present enough information for a reader to ID and find the cited work;
  4. NOT make up your own rules.

For material from the Web, you also need the date you accessed the site or database

Writing Center

Check out the Writing Center (LR144) and make an appointment for help with your papers. The Center also holds workshops on organizing, thesis statements, and more.

A word about automatic citation generators

Ebsco and other library databases automatically create citations for your Works Cited page, as do other software programs.  Check their work!  Automatic citations may contain mistakes.  

What's wrong with this picture?  Use a style guide to find out.