Wikipedia:Tip of the day/December 12

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What writing style to use

Wikipedia articles are composed and formatted according to the Manual of Style (MOS). MOS sets the house standard on Wikipedia for attributes like link formatting, capitalization, punctuation, and sections. MOS includes guidelines for biographies, citations, titles, dates and numbers, proper names, and many other stylistic details.

Some examples of the elements of style in the MOS are:

To place the MOS template at the right on your User page for easy reference, edit your User page and copy/paste: {{style}} (including the curly braces).

Please follow the MOS guidelines when you update an article.

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