A style manual is a guide for writers that delineates certain standards for their work. Book publishers and periodicals often have their own in-house style manuals to ensure consistent presentation of the works of diverse writers. Some style manuals, such as those of The New York Times and the University of Chicago, have become influential throughout the English-speaking world.
The Pingry Manual of Style establishes writing guidelines for students at The Pingry School. It has been designed to be generally consistent with the requirements of most colleges, where “MLA style” is now standard, yet specifically suited to the needs of Pingry students. For more comprehensive information, we suggest that you consult the current edition of The Bedford Handbook or the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
The manual is the result of the contributions of many members of Pingry's English and History Departments.