A word processor is a computer program that stores and formats text. Although word processors can be used to create numerous different types of documents and materials, you will most likely be using your word processor to write papers that are assigned for your classes.
The most common word processor is Microsoft Word, but many students also use Google Docs. Check out the diagram below to compare and contrast each platform. For more information see this article at Go Skills.
The Purdue OWL, or Online Writing Lab, provides the best online reference materials for writing standards and citation manuals. The OWL is based at Purdue University but serves students, scholars, and writers worldwide.
Click the links below to see the Purdue OWL formatting and style guide for each style manual.