Tag: AP Style

  • When To Use a Colon in AP Style

    When To Use a Colon in AP Style

    I used to feel pretty confident in my grasp of grammar and style rules, until my first encounter with the Associated Press Stylebook (AP style) and its distinct guidelines. AP style is widely used in journalism and other professional writing, but it can still seem unfamiliar and confusing to uninitiated writers. To make this popular…

  • Mastering the AP Style Rules for Abbreviations

    Mastering the AP Style Rules for Abbreviations

    I’m a huge fan of abbreviations because they make communication easier and spare me from unnecessary typing. When I’m writing in Associated Press style, though, it sometimes feels like these benefits disappear, since there are so many tricky AP style rules for abbreviations to remember (and occasionally Google, if we’re being honest). To take some…

  • How To Use Courtesy Titles in AP Style

    How To Use Courtesy Titles in AP Style

    When I worked as a public school educator, students would address me, depending on their grade level, as Mr. Fung, Mr. Henry or Mr. F, that courtesy title Mr. being the lone essential constant. I understood it as a matter of respect and authority, without which the classroom dynamic would collapse. On that front, I…

  • How To Write a Glossary for a Report (With Examples)

    How To Write a Glossary for a Report (With Examples)

    Whether you’re writing a report for school or work, it is bound to include words the average reader won’t know the meaning of. Including a glossary at the end of your report ensures that everyone who reads the report has all the information they need to comprehend what you’ve written. You’ll need to know how…

  • AP Style: State Name Abbreviations

    AP Style: State Name Abbreviations

    Whether you’re writing location-based SEO content that incorporates state names in keyword phrases or just want to make sure you reference state names right in day-to-day communication, we’ve got your back. The writers of most content creation companies usually write using a popular style guide (AP, APA, Chicago, MLA) mixed with a house style. Most…

  • AP Style Time, Dates and Days

    AP Style Time, Dates and Days

    When writing SEO content using AP Stylebook guidelines, understanding how to report AP style time and dates can be critical to conveying accurate and complete information to readers. The following guide can help you more fully understand some of the more complicated rules. A.D. A.D. is used when referring to anno Domini or the year of the Lord. Using A.D. to represent…

  • How To Correctly Use AP (And APA) Style Title Case

    How To Correctly Use AP (And APA) Style Title Case

    After spending time and energy coming up with the perfect title for your article, blog post or story, do you really want to take even more time debating how to format it correctly? For instance, what words do you capitalize in the title of an SEO blog? Which words are not capitalized in a title on…