What is “style,” and what does it have to do with Chicago? And which book or website is the official source for someone required to use Chicago style in their work?
Rachel Toor is professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Her new book is Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay.
Here is how to set up a Chicago-style class paper following the guidelines in Kate Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.
“Writing, no matter how much we like our project or use various productivity techniques, can trigger all kinds of emotional baggage. . . . Acknowledging—rather than suppressing or talking yourself out of—whatever project-related feelings are coming up helps . . .”
In a previous post, we described notes and bibliography citations. Today, we’ll describe a different citation system called “author-date” style. In author-date style, note citations appear in the text of your paper like
In previous posts, we’ve described why and how to cite the sources you quote in your paper. Today, we’ll show how to write the quotations themselves. There are two main ways to present quotations: (1) you can set off a long quotation as a block, or (2) you can
To cite a website or blog, list the author, title of the page or post, title or owner of the site, and the date it was posted, in that order. (If you can’t find one of those,
If you were an expert on your paper topic, you could be your own source of information. But assuming you’re not an expert, you will have to do some reading, write what you learned, and keep track of the books or articles or websites where you got your facts or quotes . . .