Academic writing involves giving credit to original authors. Document and organize your research by using Research Managers. Once you have all your research ready, take a look at the latest 8th edition in MLA Resources or utilize our for your citation needs.
Got a draft done? Create your free account in Grammarly for editing and proofreading feedback. The writing coaches in the Writing Lab (12.825) will help you with the "sense-making" aspect of writing such as transitions and organization of ideas (things an automated checker can't make sense of). Check out Links & Apps for your writing success.
While conducting research you will need to capture the articles and associated citations. Your process will be very individual, but be consistent and choose a tool to help organize your research. Some suggested tools below:
OneDrive - Cloud storage from Microsoft Office 365. 1 TB free for Lone Star College students.
Evernote - The Basic version is free. Works across all mobile devices. Create notebooks for each course or writing assignment. Be sure to download the Web Clipper as well.
EasyBib - Citation generator that is free for MLA.