Welcome to the CHS Style Manual.

 
Writing is a process with an end product - your paper!
Knowing the process means you can use it to your best advantage whether you are writing a 10-page research paper, a short story, or a college application essay.  This site is designed to help you with the steps in the writing process and with the creation of your best product in the end.
 
The Writing Process
The process of writing is not always straightforward.  You might brainstorm a great topic and then find you have nothing to say about it.  You may just finish your first draft and suddenly have a better idea.  It's OK to revisit early steps along the way; in fact, that return trip usually makes for a better paper.