Using MLA Abbreviations Worksheet

MLA Guide

Practice with this MLA Abbreviations Worksheet to check your knowledge of some common abbreviations used under the MLA Guide. Ten exercises require you to choose whether formatting is correct in some exercises and to write the correct abbreviation in others.

Using MLA Abbreviations

Instructions

For the first five exercises, decide whether the abbreviation is correct, and circle correct or incorrect based on your decision. If the abbreviation is incorrect, write the correct abbreviation in the MLA format underneath the incorrect one. For the last five exercises, write the correct MLA abbreviation for each word(s) given.

  • Correct/Incorrect: 03 Jun. 1989

  • Correct/Incorrect: Ph..D.

  • Correct/Incorrect: Kansas, MIS

  • Correct/Incorrect: U of Wisconsin P

  • Correct/Incorrect: 4 pm

  • Original wording: Random House, Inc. (Publisher)

  • Abbreviation: _________________________________________

  • Original wording: 12th of June, 2012

  • Abbreviation: _________________________________________

  • Original wording: paragraph 3

  • Abbreviation: _________________________________________

  • Original wording: miles per hour

  • Abbreviation: _________________________________________

  • Original wording: no date

  • Abbreviation: _________________________________________