A title is an identifying name. There are a few rules to write down the titles. Continue reading the post to get those important points.
What AP Style Titles Suggests?
1. Capitalization: If there is a formal or professional title, you should capitalize the title that should precede a person’s name.
• I have an appointment with Dean Smith Leo.
2. Lowercase: If the titles are not formal, come after the name or are set off by commas then, you should remember to write those titles in lowercase letters.
• The professor asked us to prepare a presentation on the given topic.
• James Oliver, former president of the institute, will be joining us today.
• The chairman of an American company, Jacob Jack, left us.
3. Academic Titles: Abbreviated academic titles (like, B.A., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., M.B.A., etc.) can be used when they are important to the text. These titles should be placed after full names and it is necessary to place a comma between the name and the academic titles.
• Jacob Jack, M.S.
• James Oliver, Ph.D.
4. The titles Mr., Mrs., Ms., Col., Gen., Maj., Rep., etc. come before a name like, Mrs. Smith, Dr. John etc.
5. Titles of books, compositions, movies, magazines, etc. should be written in quotations and are capitalized.
• You should read “The Hobbit”.