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Style & Citation Help
There are different ways you can format your paper and cite your sources. In English and Literature classes, the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style is the most popular.
The MLA Handbook is available at all the campus libraries. You can also use the online resources below to help you format your paper and cite your sources. If you get stuck, the Writing Center at the ILC is always available to help you with any formatting and citation questions.
Plagiarism occurs when you take someone else's work or ideas and pass them off as your own. While some students may intentionally copy another's work, others accidentally plagiarize simply because they didn't cite their sources correctly. Check out the resources below to make sure you aren't accidentally plagiarizing another person's work.
The following video explains how to cite sources using the MLA 8th edition handbook.
Stedman, K. (2016, June 3). Understanding MLA Style (8th edition, 2016 updates). Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bjbMfL92b7g
If the above video doesn't work, copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://youtu.be/bjbMfL92b7g
The REAL Center is a place where you can get expert support from Wake Tech English Department faculty.
Students have the option of receiving tutoring through three different modalities: on-campus REAL Center on North Campus or South Campus, email, or TEAMS chat.
Regardless of modality, students may receive help understanding writing assignments and course concepts; gathering and developing ideas; following research and documentation rules for style guides including MLA and APA; and identifying and editing grammar, sentence structure, and spelling errors!
Click the link below to find out more about the REAL Center or set up an appointment.