Ask a Coach By Allison Millward, WRMC Q: I’m confused about usage: which version of this preposition is correct, towards or toward? – Pondering Prepositions in Chantilly, VA A: This is a good question about prepositions, usage, and–of course–style! The direct answer is this: check your style guide. Some style guides contend there is a […]
Imminent (adj) [more imminent; most imminent] :happening very soon We are awaiting the incoming freshmen’s imminent arrival. The beginning of the school year is imminent. These students are facing the imminent end of summer. Can you use imminent in a sentence? Submit a sentence using imminent and we’ll post it on this blog! […]
APA style can seem like a daunting task for the uninitiated! This is especially true if you are used to other formats (Chicago Style, MLA, etc.). APA takes practice (and patience) to master. In order to provide you with support and advice, the WRMC is organizing its first APA Style Workshop. Join the WRMC in […]
The APA manual suggests that you use 1 inch spacing on all sides. However, the manual also says that you can use the default settings on your word processor (which might not always be set to one inch margins). We suggest adjusting the margins to meet the 1 inch requirement (unless otherwise specified).
Just like your elementary school teacher reminded you, “Don’t forget your punctuation marks!” However, she might not have let you know that some rules for punctuation are not very cut and dry. One example of an instance where the punctuation police might differ is the comma. What do you think about the following examples? Which […]
There are many different styles of writing just as there are many fields of study/industry. Many industries choose to adopt certain styles across the field in order to standardize the way in which articles and research papers are formatted. This makes it easier to read and understand the structure and flow of a paper. There […]