The 7th edition of the MLA (Modern Language Association) handbook for writers or research papers recently came with a few very important updates. Some students will hate these changes; others will love them. The writing style is aimed at students who need to write papers and the give proper citations to original sources. Here are 6 reasons to love or hate MLA 7th Edition, the choice is up to you.
- Underlining vs Italics
Works that are complete no longer require underlined titles. Students must use italics instead. While some will love this change as italics is a more elegant type of font, other students will probably hate it. Underlined titles may seem more compelling; whereas italics may not seem that attention grabbing.
E.g. Fitzgerald, Scott F. This Side of Paradise, Scribner, 1998. Print….