Quick guide of American Sociological Society (ASA) style offers sociology students a mini-version of "the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format. For additional formatting assistance, see the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, upon which much of the ASA style is based.
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In addition to in-person tutoring, the Writing Center offers 45-minute video tutoring sessions for online students and on-campus students. Appointments for a video tutoring session can be made via the appointment scheduler.
ESL students who would like additional assistance can apply for the Writing Center's Opt-In Program.