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MLA or APA Empty MLA or APA

Post by wonderland20 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:37 pm

hello mates Very Happy
I just don't understand the diffrence between MLA and APA writing styles,can you please help me to understnd it?
thanks in advance!

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MLA or APA Empty Re: MLA or APA

Post by sassy86 on Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:00 pm

style is more commonly used to write papers and cite sources within
the liberal arts and humanities category.
APA style is use for research papers. APA style is commonly used to cite
sources within the social sciences category.

Basic APA/MLA Differences

1. A paper written in MLA format has the author's name and page number
displayed in the top right corner of each page. In APA format, the
first few words, usually the first three, of the title with the page
number runs on the top, right corner of each page.

2. In a MLA formatted paper, the author's name, both first and last
name, is spelled out on the bibliography page. In APA, only the last
name of the author is spelled out while the first name is an initial.

3. The in-text citation is slightly different. In MLA, the last name
of the author and the page number from which the reference was taken is
displayed. In APA, the last name and the year of publication are
displayed (separated by a comma).

4. The title in MLA and APA style formats has differences in its
capitalization. In APA, only the first word of the title is capitalized
and in italics. In MLA, all the major words of the title are

5. In an MLA formatted paper, there is no abstract required. APA formatted papers does require an abstract.

6. The source page that list the bibliography information is called
"Works Cited" in MLA and "References" in APA format. The source page
should be the last page of the paper. "Works Cited" and "References"
must be centered in both formats.

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