Heading one font used once to define a document or to define sections. Headings are short and concise. No Special Characters in headers, this includes commas, periods, and dashes.


Preferences for common terms: (whenever possible use)

  • students instead of learners, child
  • teachers instead of instructors
  • courses instead of classes
  • exams instead of tests

When referencing the DLC:

  • always use capital letters any time DLC is used including websites and email addresses:
  • sunwestDLC.ca not sunwestdlc.ca
  • DLCgo not dlcgo
  • helpdesk@saskDLC.ca not helpdesk@saskdlc.ca
  • @saskDLC not @saskdlc

Numbers: We use numbers not Roman numerals, etc.

Spelling: As a Canadian school, we use the Canadian spelling rather than American (unless directly quoting another source).



Follow the Chicago Manual of Style when in doubt. This is used by publishers (textbook publishers included) and is easily searchable online. Highlights include:

  • One space after a period, colon, or semi-colon
  • Encourages using the Oxford comma for clarity
  • No punctuation after bullets in a bulleted list
  • Titles of books, journals, plays, and other freestanding works are italicized