Formatting Style: Types & Examples


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Which of the following BEST defines formatting style?

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1. Where do endnotes appear in Chicago Manual Style (CMS) papers?

2. Where can a reader find more information about sources in an American Psychological Association (APA) formatted paper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of the meaning of a formatting style and the most commonly used styles in academic essays. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know about specific styles used across a variety of texts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of formatting styles
  • Formatting style requirements for the humanities
  • The Chicago Manual Style (CMS)
  • Quoting and using sources in the American Psychological Association (APA) style

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related essay formatting lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about essay formatting styles
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of standardizing papers by formatting styles

Additional Learning

To learn more about paper formatting, review the accompanying lesson Formatting Styles: Types & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define the phrase formatting style
  • Identify three major styles used in academic essays
  • Differentiate between the formatting standards of APA, MLA and CMS styles