LESSON: Don’t be a Grammar Nazi if you don’t have the skills.
Sir Mix-a-Lot would be proud.
Is it okay to use any special formatting (bold, italics, underline, strikethrough) in a school paper?
If you’re a student, you are most likely required to follow the guidelines set by the Modern Language Association of America. (In other words, you are writing in MLA style.)
To ensure that you use the correct formatting, watch the following videos:
1. Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting – The Basics
2. MLA Style Using Microsoft Word
If you don’t want to watch videos (especially one that is longer than 20 minutes), then peruse through the Purdue OWL’s excellent instructions and tips.
Lastly, if your teacher does not endorse MLA style, ask him or her for guidelines. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
"This student emailed her teacher on a snow day, throwing all capitalization and punctuation to the wayside. This is the response." – reddit