Here are 6 reasons Kate L. Turabian, author of the Turabian style manual, is a total boss:
As a result of her high expectations for students and since she had to look at every doctoral dissertation that crossed her desk, she wrote a pamphlet about formatting dissertations and theses.
Every dissertation that was approved went across her desk. She critiqued the papers not only on form, but also on content.
Her high expectations aided her in editing each U. of Chicago publication.
Before Anderson was famous, Turabian worked with him as a typist at an advertising agency. She worked this job without going to college because of health issues, but obviously gained valuable experience that would help her in her future career.
The feminist movement, notable for women working towards equal pay, academic opportunities, and respect as an individual person, began in the 1960’s. However, Turabian worked with students’ dissertations from 1920-1958, before the feminist movement even began.
Largely thought of for its formatting techniques, "A Manual for Writers" discusses much more than formatting. It discusses voice, how to research, and how to structure an argument.
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