The Seattle School Library

Writing Resources

Resources to promote outstanding writing for academic, professional, and creative work.

Paper Formatting

Papers are to be formatted in accordance with standards of APA or Chicago discourse style unless otherwise designated by the professor, except where these discourse styles conflict with The Seattle School’s format.

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APA Discourse Style

Counseling classes require APA discourse style for all written assignments. APA cites references parenthetically within the body of the paper and lists them on a separate References page. Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for complete style guidelines. Please note that The Seattle School Formatting Guidelines supersede APA discourse style where the two disagree (e.g., neither a title page nor an abstract are required).

Download APA Citation Guide
Download APA Style Sample Paper

Other APA Resources

Chicago Discoure Style

Theology and Biblical courses require Chicago discourse style for all written assignments. Chicago discourse style cites references by utilizing footnotes and lists them separately on a Bibliography page. Refer to Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers as a primary guideline and The Chicago Manual of Style as a secondary reference text. Please note that The Seattle School Formatting Guidelines supersede Chicago discourse style where the two disagree.

Download Chicago Citation Guide
Download Chicago Style Sample Paper

Other Chicago Resources

Other Writing Resources

Citation Assistance

Grammar

Plagiarism

Thesis Statements