J330 Class 1 Basic AP Style Guide

J330 Class 1 Basic AP Style Guide - Quick AP Style...

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Quick AP Style Reference Abbreviations Abbreviate junior or senior after a name; don’t use a comma to set it off: John Jones Jr. States spelled with six letters or less aren’t abbreviated when used with a city name. Eight fit that category. One is Texas: Dime Box, Texas, but Norman, Okla. Never use U.S. Postal Service abbreviations. Abbreviate months with six or more letters if they are used with a specific date. Spell out those with five or fewer letters. Yes: Aug. 13, June 6. No: August 13 or Jun. 6 Always spell out the month when it is used without a specific date. Yes: It happened in August. No. It happened in Aug. Usually spell out titles with names used in direct quotes with the exception of Dr., Mr., Mrs., Miss and Ms. Look at it this way. We don’t say, “Gov. Bush is coming to town.” We say, “Governor Bush is coming to town.” On first reference, don’t put an abbreviation or acronym in parentheses after an organization’s name. On second reference with lesser known organizations, use methods similar to the following to refer to the organization rather than using an acronym: First reference — Committee to Fight Smoking Second reference — the committee or the anti-smoking group. Abbreviate avenue (Ave.), boulevard (Blvd.) and street (St.) when a complete address is given. Otherwise, spell out. The correct forms are: 320 N. Guadalupe St., North Guadalupe Street, Third Street and 42nd Street. Avoid degree abbreviations like B.S. Use an
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