Category: MLA Advice

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“Why Don’t We Have Both?” Using the OWL’s APA and MLA Citation Materials

Written by Jason Brown, Assistant Professor of English at Herkimer County Community College As this spring semester draws to a close, my writing students are just beginning the task of composing an argumentative/persuasive research paper.  I always imagine they view this assignment with...

How to Use the OWL as an OER Primary Text in Different Types of Writing Classes

by Elizabeth Johnston  When I first started teaching English 101 twenty years ago at West Virginia University, I used a reader and what probably amounted to an unofficial OER—a binder of resources created for all instructors by the Composition Director.  Both texts were...