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Song Parodies -> "I Hate MLA"

Original Song Title:

"I Love Rock 'N' Roll"

Original Performer:

Britney Spears

Parody Song Title:

"I Hate MLA"

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The Lyrics

For those of you who don't know, MLA is a format for writing research papers. I still can't get the hang of it, and where else besides college do you write research papers anyway?
Teacher made corrections on all my research papers
I knew that I had made some little mistakes
But I was not prepared
My paper got a "C"
And I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till I was angry, yeah, angry, singin'

I hate MLA
So don't you make me do this dumb research paper
I hate MLA
It has never come easily to me!

She frowned, so I got up and left the classroom
I could sense that my grade
Was not very good
But who honestly cares how neat your paper is?

'Cause the only time you'll use
This format is college.

So I am movin' on,
I'm movin' on with life, singin'
I hate MLA
So I don't see the point of this research paper
I hate MLA
It has never come easily to me!

Yeah, who honestly cares how neat your paper is?

'Cause when I finish school
I won't write research papers!
Why's it matter now?

I hate MLA
So don't you make me do this dumb research paper
I hate MLA
It has never come easily to me!

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neminem - January 19, 2004 - Report this comment
[wholehearted agreement with your feeling] - really, college hum essays are the height of idiocy.
Leah Lockhart - January 20, 2004 - Report this comment
I like the geeky theme, and I can relate (APA isn't much more fun!)
WhizkidF - September 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I had to do a research report on a social issue in high school, and I'm getting used to MLA. I didn't like the idea of the citation style in middle school, so I didn't do well on my science research report. This grade school, high school, and college required it on their research reports, you know!!! Anyway, I felt your pain in the parody -- until high school.
Mika - April 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I feel the painnn. How do you quote someone quoting someone else? How do you give a page number for an online reference? How many f***ing names are required when you cite an encyclopedia? Ohhh, I've been doing it for three years now and I'm still lost. A citation system that needs series and series of books to be printed about it is a bad system.
Duh - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Research papers require analytical thinking, logical arguments, and clear writing. I'd say you need all three beyond college. That is, if you have a decent job... And, honestly, how difficult is it to read a manual and apply the rules? Lowest level of Bloom's taxonomy... Incessant whiners...that's what this generation is comprised of...
mockmood vladae puhrifmerr - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
stupid....we had to do mla format in the 8TH GRADE! seriously not fair....i totally relate to this!!

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