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Essential AP Style    What to Study
The BookSets consistent rules for grammar,spelling, punctuation and use oflanguage by news organizations.Organized alphabe...
The Basics Dates       Capitalization Time        State names Addresses   Courtesy Titles Money       Dimensions          ...
Key Rules Numbers: 0-9 = spell out; 10 and above, use numerals Months, states, streets: abbreviate, unless it has six or f...
Key rules (2)Addresses: abbreviate when specific –                 2842 S. Spring St. spell out when indirect –  2000 bloc...
Other Key Entries Abbreviations Military Titles (law enforcement) Academic Degrees, Departments & Titles Composition Title...
Trademark Basics It’s branding meets corporate identity. Can be a word, symbol, name or phrase. General rule: Trademarks m...
Trademark Examples Dumpster/large metal trash bin Kleenex/facial tissue Rollerblade/ in-line skates Xerox/photocopy Levi’s...
Spellings/Definitions Judgment          Doughnuts Affect/effect     Alumnus,                   alumni, alumna, Traveled   ...
Separate Sections Business Sports Social Media   (new) Food (new) Punctuation Media Law
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  1. 1. Essential AP Style What to Study
  2. 2. The BookSets consistent rules for grammar,spelling, punctuation and use oflanguage by news organizations.Organized alphabetically, i.e. ruleson addresses under “A;” rules onreligious references under “R;” etc.
  3. 3. The Basics Dates Capitalization Time State names Addresses Courtesy Titles Money Dimensions Ages Numerals
  4. 4. Key Rules Numbers: 0-9 = spell out; 10 and above, use numerals Months, states, streets: abbreviate, unless it has six or fewer letters Use the words billion/million rather than zeros: $10 million, not $10,000,000
  5. 5. Key rules (2)Addresses: abbreviate when specific – 2842 S. Spring St. spell out when indirect – 2000 block of South Spring Street
  6. 6. Other Key Entries Abbreviations Military Titles (law enforcement) Academic Degrees, Departments & Titles Composition Titles (movies, etc.)
  7. 7. Trademark Basics It’s branding meets corporate identity. Can be a word, symbol, name or phrase. General rule: Trademarks must be capitalized; otherwise, use a generic term instead.
  8. 8. Trademark Examples Dumpster/large metal trash bin Kleenex/facial tissue Rollerblade/ in-line skates Xerox/photocopy Levi’s/jeans Frisbee/flying disc
  9. 9. Spellings/Definitions Judgment Doughnuts Affect/effect Alumnus, alumni, alumna, Traveled alumnae Canceled Blonde/blond Phase/faze Farther/ Entitled/titled further
  10. 10. Separate Sections Business Sports Social Media (new) Food (new) Punctuation Media Law
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