Guidelines and Samples
Writing is an acquired skill. It has to be nurtured and improved with time.
Please take your time to learn how to correctly approach different writing scenarios.
- Academic writing has to be precise and clear.
- Scholarly writers must focus on academic expression to ensure that they clearly communicate their ideas. It is important to write precisely and clearly because if readers must reread parts of your writing to understand it, they might not want to keep reading. Some writing habits can detract from a writer’s ability to communicate ideas clearly.
Below are guidelines, templates, and samples
- Guide on how to write and format an annotated bibliography Annotatedbibliography
- Sample Undergraduate and Masters APA 7 paper APA.UOPX.SamplePaper.UndergradandMasters
- Sample Powerpoint and what to be keen on SamplePowerPoint
- Sample analysis paper (MUST READ) WritingWizard_AnalysisEssay
- Guide on how to write and format an Abstract Abstract
- Sample Undergraduate and Masters MLA PAPER MLA Sample Paper
- Guide on how to write and format a Summary Sample Summary
- Guide on how to write and format an outline SampleOutlineV2
- Guide on how to write and format a Business Memo SampleBusinessMemo
- Guide on how to write and format a Proposal SampleProposal
- Sample analysis paper (MUST READ) MLA Sample Literary Analysis Paper MLA
- Guide for English as a Second Language Learners CWEWritingEnglishESL
To format a piece of computer text or graphics means to arrange the way in which it appears when it is printed or is displayed on a screen.
- MLA Sample Paper
- MLA Formatting Quotations
- MLA Works Cited Page: Books
- MLA Works Cited: Periodicals
- MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources
- MLA PowerPoint Presentation
- APA Sample Paper
- APA In-Text Citations: The Basics
- APA Reference List: Books
- APA Reference List: Articles in Periodicals
- APA Reference List: Electronic Sources
- APA PowerPoint Slide Presentation
Footnote – note citing a particular source or making a brief explanatory comment placed at the bottom of a page corresponding to the item cited in the corresponding text above.
Endnote – note citing a particular source or making a brief explanatory comment placed at the end of a research paper and arranged sequentially in relation to where the reference appears in the paper.
- CMOS NB Sample Paper
- CMOS Author Date Sample Paper
- Chicago General Format
- Chicago Books
- Chicago Periodicals
- Chicago Web Sources
- CMOS NB PowerPoint Presentation
- CMOS Author Date PowerPoint Presentation
Harvard General Format
Bluebook General Info
- Bluebook (19th ed.) Citation Format Examples (For Footnotes)
- Bluebook Guide – Introduction
- Bluebook Guide – About the Bluebook
- Bluebook Guide – Citing Cases
- Bluebook Guide Citing Statutes
- Bluebook Guide Citing Other Resources
House Style – standards for writing as specified in the internal style guide of a particular institution, for example, a book publishing company, newspaper, professional organization, or university.