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Tracey Notetaker
University of Central Florida
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These notes cover the basic elements of MLA style writing. Which is one of the formats professors in any subject ask for the most when writing essays. Also, gives some tips on common errors student...
Writing and Rhetoric 1
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This 7 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tracey Notetaker on Saturday July 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to enc1101 at Lake-Sumter State College taught by kennedy in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Writing and Rhetoric 1 in ENGLISH (ENG) at Lake-Sumter State College.

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