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Danielle Nettleton
By: Danielle Nettleton
February 22, 2019

MLA Format: Top Ten Do/Don’t Tips

As a scorer for Essentials in Writing, I grade compositions according to the guidelines of MLA: the Modern Language Association, also known as the group that discerns what is and is not permissible in written compositions. Along with the other scorers, I grade according to this standard not only because it provides consistency but also because it is the standard by which the average college professor grades written assignments (depending, of course, on the department and the class). …