Geography:Directions and Regions<br />Kristen D. Smith<br />AP Style Assignment<br />JMC 70: Media Editing<br />Fall 2010 ...
When writing about a compass direction,<br />like “She drove east,” or “west of the mountain base,”<br />generally speakin...
When these directions designate regions,<br />we make them capital,<br />for the lobster from the East Coast,<br />to “Mid...
Therefore…<br />
The storms are spreading eastward.<br />The South will rise again.<br />The Western states have sunny days.<br />Go north ...
A family from Southeast Asia<br />traveled west and pitched a tent.<br />They asked a woman if they should hike north or s...
With names of nations, we lowercase,<br />unless they’re part of a proper name,<br />or used to divide a nation politicall...
With cities and states, we lowercase<br />when referring to certain sections,<br />like western Montana, northern Atlanta,...
However…<br />
We capitalize compass points<br />when part of a proper noun,<br />like North Dakota and West Virginia<br />and “North Car...
Another time we capitalize<br />(yes, there’s another exception)<br />is when we write Southern California,<br />or some o...
When combining with another noun<br />to form names for locations or regions,<br />we write the North Woods and the South ...
I hope you’ve learned some basics<br />from the AP Stylebook.<br />But remember, if you’re not sure,<br />just grab one an...
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  1. 1. Geography:Directions and Regions<br />Kristen D. Smith<br />AP Style Assignment<br />JMC 70: Media Editing<br />Fall 2010 <br />
  2. 2. When writing about a compass direction,<br />like “She drove east,” or “west of the mountain base,”<br />generally speaking, with north and south too,<br />these directions are lowercase.<br />
  3. 3. When these directions designate regions,<br />we make them capital,<br />for the lobster from the East Coast,<br />to “Midwest schools are the way to go!” <br />
  4. 4. Therefore…<br />
  5. 5. The storms are spreading eastward.<br />The South will rise again.<br />The Western states have sunny days.<br />Go north to find Paul Bunyan.<br />
  6. 6. A family from Southeast Asia<br />traveled west and pitched a tent.<br />They asked a woman if they should hike north or south,<br />but couldn’t understand her Southern accent.<br />
  7. 7. With names of nations, we lowercase,<br />unless they’re part of a proper name,<br />or used to divide a nation politically,<br />like, “Is Northern Ireland or South Korea to blame?”<br />
  8. 8. With cities and states, we lowercase<br />when referring to certain sections,<br />like western Montana, northern Atlanta,<br />or about southern Iowa’s many attractions.<br />
  9. 9. However…<br />
  10. 10. We capitalize compass points<br />when part of a proper noun,<br />like North Dakota and West Virginia<br />and “North Carolina has many pretty towns.”<br />
  11. 11. Another time we capitalize<br />(yes, there’s another exception)<br />is when we write Southern California,<br />or some other widely known section.<br />
  12. 12. When combining with another noun<br />to form names for locations or regions,<br />we write the North Woods and the South Pole,<br />and “That food was Middle Eastern.”<br />Picture by M. le Fay, July 27, 2009<br />
  13. 13. I hope you’ve learned some basics<br />from the AP Stylebook.<br />But remember, if you’re not sure,<br />just grab one and take a look!<br />
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