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Tutoring: Style Guides and Templates

Handouts and links to help you with revising your essays for content and grammar.

Style Guides and Templates FAQ

Not including a properly-formatted Works Cited or References page that lists--and therefore, attributing sources--all the outside research you have used also constitutes plagiarism.  Using a template can help you make sure that you are adhering to style guide formatting.  For your convenience, we have provided you with these templates for APA and MLA.  (We are working on finding one for Turabian.)

"Formatting" might also be something your tutor has said could be a step in avoiding plagiarism.  For information about avoiding plagiarism and how to paraphrase and summarize, go to the Avoiding Plagiarism and How to Cite subject tab.

The websites we post are to help you, the student.  If you encounter a link that is no longer active (for example, some sites change their addresses), please, contact the Upwsing LibGuide's administrator directly so she can replace it:  ioanna.panos@hccs.edu.  To better serve you, be as precise as possible about the name of the link and where you found it.  

APA Template and Style

Note:  The most current APA Style Guide is the 6th edition, although a 7th edition has been announced for 2020.  If you plan on using an older edition, you should ask your professor for permission to do so before you start writing.  Using an older edition could result in a loss of points on your assignment.

MLA Template and Style

Note:  The most current MLA Style Guide is the 8th edition.  If you plan on using an older edition, you should ask your professor for permission to do so before you start writing.  Using an older edition could result in a loss of points on your assignment.

Turabian / Chicago Template and Style

Note:  The most current Chicago Style Guide is the 17th edition.  If you plan on using an older edition, you should ask your professor for permission to do so before you start writing.  Using an older edition could result in a loss of points on your assignment.

Other Writing Styles

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