The Official website For Diana Hacker
Diana Hacker, author of four best-selling handbooks,
has been a professor of English at Prince George's
Community College in Maryland for over thirty years.
Thoroughly class-tested and based on the author's experience
working with students, Hacker's handbooks are popular
because they work as references that students can and
do use on their own.
MLA Style: English And Other Humanities
In English and in some humanities classes, you will
be asked to use the MLA (Modern Language Association)
system for documenting sources, which is set forth
in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers,
7th ed. (New York: MLA, 2009). MLA recommends in-text
citations that refer readers to a list of works cited.
APA Style: The Social Sciences
In most social science classes, you will be asked to
use the APA (American Psychological Association) system
for documenting sources, which is set forth in the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,
6th ed. (Washington: APA, 2009). APA recommends in-text
citations that refer readers to a list of references.
Chicago Documentation Style
Professors in history and some humanities courses often
require footnotes or endnotes based on The Chicago
Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Chicago: U of Chicago P,
2003). When you use Chicago-style notes, you will usually
be asked to include a bibliography at the end of your
CSE Style: Biology and Other Sciences
Though scientific publications document sources in
similar ways, the details of presenting source information
vary from journal to journal. Often publications provide
prospective authors with style sheets that outline
formats for presenting sources. Before submitting an
article to a scientific publication, you should request
its style sheet. If one is not available, examine a
copy of the publication to see how sources are listed.
When writing for a science course, check with your
instructor about which format to use.
Merriam-Webster provides a free, online dictionary
(with audio pronunciations), thesaurus, Word of the
Day, word games, and other English language resources.
Encarta Online Dictionary
An online searchable version of the Encarta Dictionary,
this site also provides pronunciation guides and links
to the Encarta Encyclopedia.
The Hyper Texts
The Hyper Texts has published two Pulitzer Prize nominees
and recent winners of the T. S. Eliot, Richard Wilbur,
and Howard Nemerov awards. Poets we have published
have appeared in leading journals like Poetry, The
New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, The Hudson Review,
The Kenyon Review, The Formalist, and Light Quarterly,
and in major anthologies including those of Norton
and Penguin Books.
Papercheck Writing Style Guide
In an effort to ensure consistency in the work performed by the editors of Papercheck, the senior editors have agreed upon the standards that are presented in this style guide.
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