When words are left out of a quotation, an ellipsis of three dots (. . .) takes their place. When this works correctly, the reader can skip over the dots and the sentence . . .
Here’s how to format the main text of a Chicago-style paper following the guidelines in Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Choose a single, readable, and widely available font such as
Q. What is the proper way to write Dr. Tom Smith Jr., M.D.?
Q. She’s number one, She’s number 1, She’s No. 1, or She’s no. 1?
Q. Should add-on questions begin with a cap? “May I have a cookie? two cookies?”
Read the answers to these questions and more at the November CMOS Online Q&A.
This month’s workout, “Word Usage, Part 5,” centers on section 5.250 of CMOS 17. Today we focus on words beginning with the letters i through k. Writing and editing are more efficient when you never have to look up imply and infer or
Many theses and dissertations (and some long class papers) begin with a section that previews the entire paper and is so distinct that the writer separates it from the rest of the paper. Such papers may also end with a conclusion that is long enough to treat as a separate element. Here’s how to set up
This month’s workout, “General Rules of Alphabetizing,” is taken from CMOS 17, sections 16.62–70. Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study sections 16.62–70 of the Manual before
If your paper includes figures, tables, or both, you may choose to list them in the front matter. Here’s how to set up a Chicago-style list of figures (or tables) following the guidelines in
This month’s workout, “Titles in Running Text,” is taken from CMOS 17, sections 8.157–67. Advanced editors might tackle the questions cold; learners can study sections 8.157–67 of the Manual before answering the questions.
Here’s how to set up a Chicago-style table of contents page following the guidelines in Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. (See section A.2.1.7 in the appendix called “Paper Format and Submission.”)
At paragraph 6.42, the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style notes that a direct question is sometimes included within a sentence but not enclosed in quotation marks. When such a question comes in the middle of a sentence, it is usually introduced by a comma, and (this is the new part) it