Daily O'Colly Styleguide 2011

Daily O'Colly Styleguide 2011 - Daily O'Collegian Stylebook...

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Daily O'Collegian Stylebook Spring 2011 Compiled by Jack Lancaster, 1994; updated spring 2005 by Professor Shaun Schafer’s News Editing I class; additional work done spring 2006 by Jared Janes with assistance from professors Shaun Schafer and Ray Murray; updated 2009, 2010 by O'Collegian Adviser Barbara Allen A a total of Delete. John took the class a total of seven times means the same as John took the class seven times . a while/awhile A while is the object of a preposition. Steve will be gone for a while . Also, use for expressions such as "a while ago" and "a while back." Awhile is an adverb: Lisa plans to visit awhile. abbreviations and acronyms As a rule, use abbreviations and acronyms that are easily recognizable. Before a name, abbreviate: Dr. (for medical doctors and veterinarians only), Gov., Lt. Gov., Rep., the Rev., Sen., Lt., Capt. When used inside direct quotations, spell out all except Dr. before a name. Abbreviate junior or senior (Jr., Sr.) after an individual's name, but do not use a comma before Jr. or Sr. Abbreviate Company (Co.)., Corporation (Corp.), Incorporated (Inc.), and Limited (Ltd.) when used after the full name of a corporate entity. Do not follow an organization's full name with an abbreviation or acronym in parentheses or set off by dashes. If an abbreviation or
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acronym would not be clear on second reference without this arrangement, do not use it. about, approximately Use about, except with round numbers. Not: About 33 people attended the meeting. (Thirty-three is a specific number.) Avoid using approximately. academic degrees Use bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate. Doctoral is an adjective and doctorate is a noun: She has a doctoral degree. He has a doctorate. Use abbreviations such as B.A., M.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D. only when it is necessary to identify many individuals by degree on first reference. Do not use Dr. for those with doctoral degrees unless they are medical doctors (physicians, veterinarians, etc.). Academic Integrity Panel Agency that oversees policies and procedures regarding academic integrity (cheating and plagiarism). according to The correct attribution for written text (websites, court documents, e-mails, etc.) . According to court documents, the accused possessed enough marijuana to supply a small Colombian army for a month . Text also "states" or "stated," but never "said" or "says." Say and said are reserved for the human voice. ACT In reference to the college admission exam, acceptable in all references. Short for American College Testing program. activity fee allocation process Use AFAP on second reference. accused Someone is accused of a crime, not accused with a crime. Avoid suggestions that an individual is being judged before a trial. Do not use a phrase such as "accused slayer Bob Badguy." Write "Bob
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