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MLA Formatting and MLA Style: An Introduction
MLA Formatting and MLA Style: An Introduction

Your instructor has asked you to format your term paper using Modern Language Association (MLA) style. You feel confident enough to gather your thoughts in order to produce the paper, but you have never heard of MLA style—do you panic or do you research MLA style and MLA formatting?

Understanding Punctuation
Understanding Punctuation

Words are words and those annoying little punctuation marks can't be that important...can they? Scribendi's editors offer solutions to common punctuation errors.

How to Write a Great Thesis Statement
How to Write a Great Thesis Statement

Movie buffs and bookworms can tell a bestseller from a dud within the first few moments. The same is true of any thesis statement you write.

How to Format a Resume
How to Format a Resume

Following our previous look at resume writing, we now look at how to format a resume.

The Semicolon and Colon
The Semicolon and Colon

Check out our free advice on two tricky punctuation marks: the semicolon and colon.

How to Use Apostrophes
How to Use Apostrophes

Let's examine some of the rules that dictate when apostrophes are used and where they should be placed in a word.

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