Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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)