Dear Holy Family Academy Parents and Students,
In order to assist the high school students of Holy Family Academy in the completion of their essay assignments according to the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) and the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, the humanities faculty has developed several digital templates reflecting these various composition formats. Attached are word processor templates for both styles compatible with Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Word 2003, and OpenOffice Writer. OpenOffice Writer is a free, open-source word processor available at www.openoffice.org and is compatible with Microsoft developed word processing programs among others. In addition to the template files, example documents according to each of the styles have also been listed.
If you have any questions concerning these template files, example files, or the MLA and CMS guidelines, you may direct your query to individual humanities teachers. The humanities faculty believes these style templates will help alleviate much of the anxiety students experience in the composition of their essays and facilitate the production of clear, well-organized rhetorical arguments.