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Citation Guide (APA, MLA and More): MLA Block Text

MLA 8th and APA 7th

Writing Center @ AEC

AEC Writing Center

Building W, Room 1160

(678) 407-5191

Trained professional and peer tutors provide one-on-one or group tutoring sessions:

  • Answering your writing and citation questions
  • Providing feedback on your drafts
  • Showing you strategies for brainstorming, organizing, drafting and revising

MLA Block Text

MLA Block Text

For quotations that are more than 4 lines (3 lines of verse), use a block text format and no quotation marks. Block texts are double spaced. At the end of the block text place the appropriate punctuation mark then (author name page number).

Librarians and writing tutors enjoy helping students thrive. Librarians connect students with information and writing

tutors help students become excellent written communicators.  Research shows that good readers make good writers.

Not only is reading important to obtaining information to use in the writing process, but it helps the writer know what

sounds right. People who read a lot recognize oddities in sentence structure and paper layout. They notice when a

paragraph or paper is missing something and needs more information. They also notice when a paragraph or paper

adequately communicates the writers intention. Simply stated, after reading a piece, the reader either has an "AHA

YES!" moment or a "Ehhhhh yuck" moment. (Shierling 21)


Additional help: MLA Blocks of Text (Purdue OWL)