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1301D_MLA_Paper_Form_in_Brief - Date Computers Can Be a...

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English 1301 Composition I Brief Overview of MLA Paper Form Every typed essay follows some form of a heading and title. In English classes you will follow a format known as MLA. MLA stands for Modern Language Association. It was developed by scholars to instruct students with "mechanics of writing, such as punctuation, quotation, and documentation of sources" ( www.mla.org ). READ the following about MLA Format General Guidelines: Type your paper on standard-sized paper (8.5 X 11 inches). Use 12-point TIMES NEW ROMAN or ARIAL font. Double-space your paper Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides (MLA does allow 1 1/2" on the left margin if you wish. This allows print copies to fit into folders.) Do not skip an extra line between paragraphs. Instead, indicate new paragraphs with a TAB indention. SAMPLE FIRST PAGE OF AN ESSAY USING MLA: Your name here Your teacher’s name here English 1301 Section 8423
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Unformatted text preview: Date Computers Can Be a Student’s Best Friend Computers are excellent machines to help students. Before computers, students had to do their schoolwork on typewriters. Typewriters did not allow them to make major changes easily, and students had to use special correction fluid to fix mistakes. Today computers let students move information around without retyping it and correct errors with little effort. Computers also make research more convenient for students. For example, before computers, students had to go to the library. Many times they would read for four or five hours in several sources before finding useful information. However, students can now use the Internet from their home to obtain the information that they need much more quickly. Computers have certainly made students’ lives much easier. Adapted from Great Paragraphs, Second Edition , p. 13...
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