The Word Counter to Launch Style Guide Requirements for MLA, Chicago, APA and AP

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The online tool will soon offer educational guides and examples for the four major citation styles.

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Word Counter, an online tool and resource for all things regarding the English language, announced today the upcoming launch of style guide requirements for MLA, Chicago, APA and AP citations.

The guides are designed to provide audiences with assistance in citing sources when writing a report, press release, or research project, among many other types of academic writings. The new guides will feature descriptions of each citation style along with links to online resources for citing and a few examples.

The Word Counter recognizes that one of the many frustrations when writing an academic paper is the last type of citing your sources. The way citations appear depends on the citation style, which is a set of established rules and conventions for documenting sources. Not only is it a way of giving credit to individuals for their creative and intellectual works that are utilized to support the research, It is used to locate sources and combat plagiarism. Typically, citations include the author's name, date, location of publishing, title, and Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Citation styles can be defined by an association, such as the Modern Language Association (MLA) or a publisher such as the University of Chicago Press.

The Word Counter will be publishing the guides for the following citation styles, including how the information should be ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting:

  1. APA (American Psychological Association): This style is mostly used by Education, History, Psychology and Social Sciences.

  2. MLA (Modern Language Association): This citation formatting is used mainly by the Humanities and by students.

  3. AP (from the Associated Press Stylebook): This style is mostly for journalists and others who work with the news and/or current events. Due to the nature of the style, the guide is updated annually.

  4. Chicago/Turabian Style: This is generally used by Business, History and the Fine Arts.

The new citation guides are just one of many featured resources that the Word Counter hopes to continue to provide for those looking to expand their knowledge of the English language. Currently, the online platform is used for counting words, characters, sentences, paragraphs, and pages in real time, along with a variety of other productivity tools such as spelling/grammar checking and the Word Unscrambler. In addition, the website hosts a blog that acts as a resource for those seeking to understand specific aspects of the language in greater detail.

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About The Word Counter:
The Word Counter is a dynamic online tool used for counting words, characters, sentences, paragraphs and pages in real time, along with spelling and grammar checking. Writers can leverage the tool to improve word choice and writing style, as well as to detect grammar mistakes and plagiarism. Additionally, to assist with public speaking, the tool will accurately estimate speaking time to help with prep for class presentations, wedding speeches, or anything of the sort.

With an ever-evolving suite of offerings and tools, The Word Counter can now also track your text length against common web standards like Twitter's tweet character count (140), Google's meta description (300), and Facebook's average post display length (~250).

The Word Counter was founded by marketing expert Kevin Miller who has a wealth of online marketing and advertising experience, and understands the value of perfectly crafted texts.


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