Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2023     Views: 1502

The purpose of a style guide is to provide uniformity in writing and documentation/citation and in formatting documents of many kinds. Following a standard style guide ensures that your paper or presentation is professional-looking and readable.

You will likely encounter style guides beyond college, as you write and present in your chosen career.  Most publishers have style guides of their own, and many businesses or organizations have guidelines for content produced by employees.  Whether your job requires you to publish articles and books, write website content, present reports or draft intraoffice memos, knowing how to use a style guide will help you keep your work uniform.

Want to learn more about using a style guide? 

1. On the library's website, select RESOURCES

2. Find and click Writing@APUS

3.  Select the icon for The Writing Process or Graduate Writing and look for Using Style Guides.


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