Can I use a semicolon in the title of my college paper?

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Nov 18, 2016

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Generally no.

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Titles usually don't have punctuation of any kind, not just semicolons. There might be some instance where it could be used artfully, but it's a good rule of thumb that if your title is long enough that you can even put punctuation in it, it's probably too long.

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