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Associated Press Style can be tricky. Thanks to Kelly Savio for preparing this mini-quiz presentation for high school student journalists.

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AP style quiz

  1. 1. Wait…. What timeis it?
  2. 2. It’s AP Style Quiz Time!
  3. 3. What numbers do you spell out?
  4. 4. Numbers under 10One, two, three…. 10, 11, 12
  5. 5. Do you capitalizefreshman/sophomore/junior/senior?
  6. 6. No, unless it’s the first word in asentence.
  7. 7. First or 1st?
  8. 8. First.
  9. 9. Tenth or 10th?
  10. 10. 10thFirst-ninth, 10th-100th, etc.
  11. 11. In an address….Boulevard or Blvd?
  12. 12. Blvd
  13. 13. Drive or Dr?
  14. 14. Drive
  15. 15. Road or Rd?
  16. 16. Road.But Street is St. and Avenue is Ave.
  17. 17. Put these sentences in correct APStyle.
  18. 18. The 18 year old student said sheplanned to vote.
  19. 19. The 18-year-old student said sheplanned to vote.
  20. 20. He’s in his thirties.
  21. 21. He’s in his 30s.
  22. 22. She’s reading Gone With theWind.
  23. 23. She’s reading Gone with theWind.
  24. 24. She loves Neil Diamond’s song,Sweet Caroline.
  25. 25. She loves Neil Diamond’s song,“Sweet Caroline.”
  26. 26. Now please write your height inAP Style.
  27. 27. I am 5-foot-4.
  28. 28. Trudy Arriaga is oursuperintendent. She ismarried. She has a doctoratedegree. How would your writeher name?
  29. 29. Trudy Arriaga.You only call someone “Dr.” ifthey are a medical doctor, and no courtesytitle.
  30. 30. What if you want to use hertitle (superintendent)? Thenhow do you write her name?
  31. 31. Trick question!It depends on where you put the title.
  32. 32. … said Superintendent TrudyArriaga.In the front, it’s capitalized.
  33. 33. …said Trudy Arriaga,superintendent of the district.In the back, it’s not.
  34. 34. What’s a good rule of thumb forwhere to put the title?
  35. 35. If it’s a short title, put it in front.If it’s more than three words,put it in back of the name.
  36. 36. …said Trudy Arriaga,superintendent of VenturaUnified School District.
  37. 37. …said President Barack Obama.Notice that these are official titles. You wouldn’tsay something such as:…said Teacher Dan Fitz-Patrick.
  38. 38. Write the following in correct APStyle:
  39. 39. $1,000,000
  40. 40. $1 millionThis is the case for all millions, billions, etc.
  41. 41. Four dollars and five cents
  42. 42. $4.05
  43. 43. Four dollars
  44. 44. $4
  45. 45. Six cents
  46. 46. 6 cents
  47. 47. When do you spell out a statename?
  48. 48. When it’s alone, with no cityaccompanying it.
  49. 49. When do you abbreviate a statename?
  50. 50. When there’s a city with it.Although there are exceptions, such as Iowa.
  51. 51. How do you abbreviateCalifornia according to AP Style?
  52. 52. Calif.Yes, really.
  53. 53. What time does class start (in APStyle)?
  54. 54. 8 a.m.9:34 p.m., midnight, noon
  55. 55. Write your age when you lostyour first tooth in AP Style.If you can’t remember, guess!
  56. 56. 6Ages are always digits.
  57. 57. website? web site?web-site?email? e-mail? e mail?
  58. 58. website/e-mailFind her e-mail on our website.
  59. 59. Quiz over!Now that we’ve established that AP Style laughs inthe face of MLA and APA style…. Do you have anyquestions?
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