According to AP Style, you should not abbreviate the names of 50 states when standing alone within sentences. In this case, you should always spell out the whole word. For example, • He is applying for a job in Virginia. • The University of Georgia is the oldest university in Georgia. AP Style States in Datelines: Mostly in datelines, the city is followed by the state in which that state is located whereas the city is written in capital letters. For example, 1. BOGOTA, … [Read more...]
AP Style Guide
Most of the newspaper, magazine and other online publication writers prefer AP Style for their publications. So, do you want an effective or effecient publication? Do you want to make your write-up a perfectly acceptable write-up?
Then, you can follow this AP Style Guide to make your writing error-free; to access acceptable grammar, spelling, usage and punctuation.
The first and foremost point to remember is that you should capitalize the names of months. For example, June 15 August 2017 Jan. 5 Abbreviate: You can abbreviate the following months. • Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. These months can be abbreviated when a specific date (figure) is mentioned. Otherwise, you should spell out the whole word. For example, • It’s Feb. 3 • Today is Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 • My favorite month is November. Don’t Abbreviate: You cannot … [Read more...]
Dateline is a line at the beginning of a news article that depicts when and where the article has been written. What AP Style Datelines Suggests? According to AP Style, datelines that include the name of the city should be written in capital letters. Mostly, the city is followed by the state in which that particular city is located. For example, 1. BOGOTA, Colombia, June 29 However, the AP Style mentions some cities, after which you don’t have to write out the name of its state. Those … [Read more...]
According to AP Style, you should not use ordinal numbers for dates. You should always use figures or numerals (i.e. without st, nd, th, or rd). For example, • July 10th (Wrong) • July 10 (Correct) Furthermore, if a specific date is mentioned, then you can abbreviate the following months. • Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. However, March, April, May, June and July should not be abbreviated. For example, 1. Today is Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 2. It’s February 2017 3. … [Read more...]
According to AP Style, you should avoid using abbreviations for bachelor’s degree. You have to keep a few points to write down degrees. What AP Style Suggests? If you are writing ‘bachelor’s degree’ or ‘bachelor’s’, then you don’t have to capitalize these terms. Both terms are acceptable with lowercase letters. For example, • She worked hard for 8 years and got two bachelor’s degrees. However, if you will write ‘bachelor degrees’, then it will be taken as a wrong phrase. For … [Read more...]