Many theses and dissertations (and some longer class papers) use photographs, drawings, charts, and other figures in the body of the paper to present data or to augment the text. . . .
Many of us write or say “12 p.m.” (or “12:00 p.m.”) when we mean noon and “12 a.m.” when we mean midnight. This seems reasonable enough, at least intuitively. . . .
Sharpen Your Pencils! To start off 2019, let’s take an editing and proofreading quiz. This is the first of a series of workouts that will test your editing knowledge and proofreading skills. . . .
Okay, now that I’ve introduced myself, let’s talk about that headline up there. If you’re like me and edit or proofread for a living, you’ve probably noticed that something about it isn’t quite right. . . .
Most theses and dissertations (and some longer class papers) are divided into two or more numbered chapters. Most chapters carry descriptive titles in addition to the number. Here’s how to format the opening page of a chapter for a Chicago-style paper . . .
On a scale of 1 to 10, can you guess how big a stickler you are? (Your friends and colleagues probably can.) Just for fun, measure your peeving profile with this quiz.
Long chapters in theses, dissertations, and long class papers may be divided into sections, which in turn may be divided into subsections, and so on. Each section may have its own title, also called a subheading or subhead. You may have multiple
Pronouns are small but powerful words that often trip us up. This month’s Chicago style workout, “Grammar, Part 3,” centers on sections 5.27–37 of CMOS 17, which cover the definitions and uses of pronouns.
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