University of Rochester

Writing Guide

These pages, based largely on The Chicago Manual of Style and the University of Rochester History Department's writing manual, is a guide to commonly accepted conventions governing citations, usage, and editing.

  • For more suggestions and additional information consult:
  • Sylvan Barnet, A Short Guide to Writing About Art, (New York: Longman, 1997)
  • Henry M. Sayre, Writing About Art, (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995)
  • William Strunk and E.B. White, The Elements of Style, (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1999)
  • Xia Li and Nancy B. Crane, Electronic Style: A Guide to Citing Electronic Information (Medford, NJ: Information Today, 1996)

Writing Guide Online:

  1. Researching the Topic—Helpful Resources:
  2. Writing the Paper
  3. Documenting Sources
  4. Proofreading the Paper
  5. Revising the Paper