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Gordon-Conwell Writing Center

Formatting Correctly

So What?

Writers should be concerned about correct formatting. Certain writing situations will call for specific formatting standards. Formatting styles help maintain uniformity in a given context. They also ensure that proper credit is given to authors and that sufficient information is provided so that readers can easily reference the sources cited in a text. 

Summarized Explanation

  • Formatting expectations will vary depending on the writing situation.
  • Formatting expectations do not need to be memorized because there are helpful reference tools.
  • Common formatting styles used at Gordon-Conwell include Turabian and APA .
  • When in doubt about formatting expectations, it is best to clarify questions with your instructor.

Detailed Explanation: Formatting Guides 

GCTS Theological Courses: Turabian (typically, the Notes and Bibliography Style)

GCTS Counseling Courses: APA (In-Text Citations and References)