Style Guide

This Layout Guide will show contributors the basic style in which we will design articles.

Title of Article

Choose words that most succinctly describe the topic.

The article's subject will be described in the first paragraph, with the subject's title in bold, and may include variations.

A style guide or manual of style is a set of standards for the writing, formatting and design of documents. [1] Wikipedia

These first paragraphs will introduce your subject and should be brief, yet descriptive.

Article Layout

Keep your paragraphs short (avoid giant walls of text). Use headers to separate different sub-topics within your article.


Use lists to organize content. There are two types:

Ordered Lists

  1. Number automatically
    1. Easy to move around

Unordered Lists

  • Organize your ideas
    • Easy to read


If you are directly quoting a book or article, put quotation marks (“ ”) around the text and identify the author, where the quote came from, and the publishing date.

“The problem with quotes found on the internet is that they are often not true.” – Abraham Lincoln, Remarkable Quotes from Abe (2019).

If your article relates to others on the wiki, link them here. This will facilitate connection between articles and allow deeper research to occur.

* Plagiarism Wiki plagarism


List any books or articles that you recommend for further study. Include ISBN if applicable.

John Grossman (editor); The Chicago Manual of Style; University of Chicago Press; ISBN 0-22-610389-7 (14th edition, hardcover, 1993)

List any websites that you recommend for further study.

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