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Style Book

Table of Contents

Communicating Effectively
   Proofreading Strategies

Grading Standards for Student Essays

Formats for Essays or Short Papers

Formats for Business Correspondence

   Plagiarism and Cheating
   Plagiarism and Integration
   Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
   American Psychological Association (APA) Style

Library Research Exercise


Prepared by
Linda Dethloff and Rose Marie Lynch

This book is intended to help students write clear and accurate papers. This is not intended to be a definitive or comprehensive grammar or documentation guide. Students who have questions about practices that are not addressed here are encouraged to consult a grammar handbook, such as The Rinehart Handbook for Writers, or a style guide, such as the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Citations for texts cited in examples throughout this book appear as sample entries in the documentation section. Questions concerning these sources should be addressed to or