Planning Your Research
All good research starts with a plan!
You wouldn't start out on a month long road trip without a map and a plan. The same is true for research - don't start without a plan.
Make sure you have read the assignment!
Do you know the due dates?
Do you know how the paper will be graded?
The 8th edition MLA handbook now recommends one universal set of guidelines, which you apply to any type of source. It's short and easy to use and includes how to evaluate sources, gather citation information, cite sources within your paper, and create works-cited list.