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ERIC Number: EJ1137814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
Trying to Contain Ourselves: A Dialogic Review of the "MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition"
Walker, Janice R.; Kelly, Erin E.
Composition Forum, v35 Spr 2017
Since the 2016 release of the Modern Language Association's new style guidelines, scholars and teachers--along with writing centers, libraries, and editorial staffs--have been familiarizing themselves with the changes. Based on a standardized approach to citation, the eighth edition of the "MLA Handbook" asks us to adjust some long-entrenched habits. Perhaps more pressingly, the new MLA format reminds us of enduring pedagogical challenges regarding students' information literacy, habits of source citation, and understanding of knowledge-making. With this issue of "Composition Forum" marking the journal's progression to the new guidelines, we asked two scholars to explore the "MLA Handbook"'s significance for our field's scholarly and teacherly work.
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Language: English
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