Up to Snuff #84: What are MLA and APA?
By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
MLA is often in present tense.
Modern Language Association
“MLA Handbook Eighth Edition”
Writing in Humanities, English, Philosophy
“The main purpose is to analyze works of art, literature, music, philosophy, religion and or history.” (SNHU, ENG_122 Comp)
APA Past Tense
“APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association”
APA is writing in the Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Business
“The main purpose of the paper is to report on original research or to review literature previously written about a research topic.” (SNHU, Eng_122 Comp)