Writing Style Guides
Below are example papers and templates for different academic writing styles required in Liberty’s programs. Remember that you do have access to Grammarly, a helpful writing resource in many ways (please see this resource on Grammarly’s Place in the Writing Process), but these links below are the writing style guides you should use as vetted by the university and its individual departments.
Students are encouraged to download and save the selected template file to their desktop in .dotm format. This will allow it to open as the same, unchanged template every time and prevent it from being overwritten.
American Psychology Association
- APA 7th Sample Paper (Undergraduate)
- APA 7th Template (Undergraduate)
- APA 7th Sample Paper (Graduate/Doctoral)
- APA 7th Template (Graduate/Doctoral)
Please refer to our APA Quick Guide page for more APA resources.
- Turabian Sample Paper
- Turabian Template (with headings)
- Turabian Template (no headings)
- Turabian Dissertation Template
- Turabian Author Date Format 9th Edition (for book reviews only)
Please refer to our Turabian Quick Guide page for more Turabian resources.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
MLA-9 has separate formatting rules for individual student papers and group projects:
- MLA-9 Sample Paper for individual students
- MLA-9 Template for individual students
- MLA-9 Sample Paper for group papers
- MLA-9 Template for group papers
Please refer to our MLA Quick Guide page for more MLA resources.
American Medical Association (AMA)
- AMA Non-Structured Abstract Sample Paper
- AMA Non-Structured Template
- AMA Structured Abstract Sample Paper
- AMA Structured Template
Please refer to our AMA Quick Guide page for more AMA resources.
Please refer to our Bluebook Resources page for more Bluebook resources.
These Bluebook resources are only intended for use in writing essays and research papers for PLST and JURI courses where the formatting requirements are otherwise unspecified. They are not intended to be used for legal documents such as case briefs, memos, persuasive briefs, complaints, etc.