In academic paper writing or college writing, selecting and adhering to the style of the paper is as essential as writing a college essay. There are three primary schools for writing academic and college papers:
- APA Style: The American Psychological Association’s official guidelines come under the APA style, which is now in its sixth edition and provides a guide for all student essays.
- MLA Style: Modern Language Association provides guidelines for writing humanities essays.
- CMS Style: The Chicago Manual of Style is followed mainly by literature, arts, and history students. It is currently in the 16th edition.