Research Paper Guide

Commonly Used Abbreviations

February 11, 2012

Here is a small list of commonly used abbreviations in research. Abbreviations Meaning a.m. ante meridiem (before noon) p.m. post meridiem (after noon) anon. anonymous app. appendix art., arts. article, articles assn. association assoc. associate, associated AD, A.D. anno Domini BC, B.C. before Christ bibliog. bibliography, bibliographer, bibliographical ch., chs. chapter, chapters col., cols. column, […]

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General Differences between MLA and APA

February 7, 2012

Many students ask for a list of the main differences between MLA and APA. Please see below. This list was obtained from Bellevue University’s Writing Center. The main differences between MLA and APA are as follows: Type MLA Format APA Format Date: – The date follows the publisher in the citation and is not in parentheses. […]

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MLA Format Sample Paper, 7th Edition

January 30, 2012

Sample research paper written following the style guidelines in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition: Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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Commonly Misspelled or Confused Word Pairs

January 19, 2012

Here are some of the most commonly misspelled or confused word pairs; words that sound like each other but are spelled differently and have different meaning. These are known as homophones. Words Meaning Accept Except receive other than Affect Effect to influence; an emotional response result All ready Already prepared by this time Allusion Illusion […]

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