Style and Formatting Links

MLA Style and Formatting Guide

From the OWL at Purdue University, these resources will help you to use the Modern Language Associations citation and format style, when writing essays. It contains resources on in-text citations, Works Cited pages, margins, fonts, sample papers, and more.

See PDF below for MLA 8th edition updates for 2016


A guide for creating understandable and coherent paragraphs. 
Avoiding Common Errors

From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin, this page details some common writing mechanics errors, such as sentence fragments and incorrect punctuation, and offers guidance on how to correct and avoid common mistakes.

They Say, I Say

Some guidelines and templates for how create an argument that works within the context of existing information and effectively references evidence and data. 

On Simplicity 

An article by William Zinsser that discusses the importance of eliminating clutter from writing.