Please see the April 19,revised version of this article at Writing Dates and Times. The following examples apply when using dates: The meeting is scheduled for June
Alumni affiliation Where the words alumnus, alumna, alumni or alumnae appear, they should be lower case. Alumni is the masculine plural noun and should be used when referring to a collection of male and female alumni.
Alumnae is the feminine plural noun and should be used when referring to those who attended women-only Colleges, Newnham, Lucy Cavendish and Murray Edwards formerly known as New Hall.
The subject can be included, but for normal usage the College and matriculation date suffice. There is no comma between the College and date. Bold text Limit the use of bold text to improve readability.
For email and web content, you may wish to use limited amounts of bold text in some cases to make your text easily 'scannable'.
Use of bold in this way will create focal points for the reader. However, too much bold will have the opposite effect and make the text difficult to read.
Bullet points If you use a complete sentence to introduce the bulleted list, then end it with a full stop, not a colon. It is important to start each point with a capital letter. Remember to end each point with a full stop.
It may also be helpful to use single spacing between single line bullets and double spacing between bullets if longer paragraph-like lists are used. When working with lists of points that are not full sentences: Place the colon at end of sentence introducing the list start points with lower case letters because they are not complete sentences.
Capital letters Use lower case as much as possible. Use sentence case in headlines: The University of Cambridge comprises a number of faculties. The Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology specific comprises three departments general.
The Faculty specific includes the Department of Social Anthropology specific. The Head of the Department of Social Anthropology specific is When university is used in a general way, eg a place at university meaning any university the u should remain lower case.
The Cambridge Colleges use a capital C, even when referring to the Colleges in general.
This differentiates the Colleges from further education colleges, for example: Degree titles use initial capitals, eg BA Honours in History. Single Honours, Joint Honours, etc also use initial capitals.
May Week, which takes place in June, is also capitalised. Follow a colon in headlines with a lower case, not capital, letter. Copyright Permission must be obtained to use any material charts, illustrations, photos, illustrations, etc that has not been originated by the author this is usually done by submitting a written request, detailing the material and the context in which it will be used.
Once permission has been confirmed then identify the source as an image caption or footnote text: Professor Daniel Smith, Head of Divinity.
If something looks as if it could have been taken from another source, query the text or image and it never hurts to cross-check via Google.
Country names Use the English equivalent Vienna, not Wien and list any sequence of names in alphabetical order. Dates and time see also numbers, below Friday, 16 January not 16th January s, s not 's, 's 20th century not twentieth century use 19th-century only for adjectives: Late 19th-century architecture saw an increase in heavy detailing.
Leave th or st as roman, not superscript. Use em-dashes —without spaces for times, dates and age ranges: Use two digits when representing a span of years within the same century: Time is expressed following a hour clock, using a full stop between the numbers and without full stops in am and pm: Directions Cardinal points of a compass north, south are only capitalised if they are part of a title: Email and web addresses Email addresses and URLs should appear in lower case, not underlined, eg name.
Do not include http: Figures and captions Reports should reference Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3 longer documents may group by chapter: Use sentence case for captions.
Ensure that images used on the website are credited and follow any conditions of use.As with many other Latin abbreviations that we use in English—e.g., i.e., et al., etc.—the preferred style is to use lowercase letters with periods. The Chicago Manual of Style, the AP Stylebook, the MLA Style Manual, and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary all recommend this style.
Adhering to certain rules of grammar and mechanics helps us keep our writing clear and consistent.
This section will lay out our house style, which applies to all of our content unless otherwise noted in this guide. Use numerals and am or pm, with a space in between. Per AP Style, all cities should be accompanied by their state, with. As much as I enjoy provoking folks from time to time, I am serious about this.
The newspaper industry developed a common style, maintained by the Associated Press, to meet the communication needs of a print-based industry trying to most effectively communicate with a broad audience.
AP Style does not help one to write more clearly. Styles. STYLE GUIDANCE ON YOUR COMPUTER, TABLET AND PHONE AP Stylebook Online.
This searchable, customizable, regularly updated version of AP Stylebook offers bonus features including Ask the Editor, Topical Guides and Pronunciation Guide. Occasionally computer programs encourage you to write “AM” and “PM” without a space before them, but others will misread your data if you omit the space.
The nonstandard habit of omitting the space is spreading rapidly, and should be avoided in formal writing. Do not use full stops in these common abbreviations: eg, am, pm, op, no, cf, ie, ed, etc or after Mr, Mrs, Prof or Dr. Spell out acronyms in full at first mentioned in text, for instance: Department of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).