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Writing for an A

Get step by step basics for creating a great paper

Writing - All Styles

APA is the official citation style created by the American Psychology Association.

You will use APA when writing papers for psychology, some science classes, social science classes, and education.  

APA Resources:

APA LibGuide at Brenau University

APA Elements of Style (video)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 




MLA is the official writing and citation style created by the Modern Language Association.

You will use MLA when writing papers in English classes.  

MLA Resources:

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 

MLA LibGuide at Columbia College

All-Purpose Research Guide


The Chicago Manual of Style has been a writing style since 1891 when the University of Chicago Press began publishing. 

You will use Chicago when writing papers in History or Political Science.  

Chicago Resources:

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) 



As a student at Brenau University, you are able (and encouraged) to download a free copy of Office 365 for your schoolwork. 

To download your free copy go here:

Office 365 works better with Canvas and other programs than Google Docs,

Your professors will thank you!