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AP Style (2009 Edition) Bootcamp Handout

AP Style (2009 Edition) Bootcamp Handout

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Published by Barbara B. Nixon
Get out your AP Stylebook, Post-It notes and a pen and get ready for a short bootcamp by Barbara Nixon. Learn what the five most important things to know about AP Style are, and even get a bonus at the end. Flag your book as you go along, pausing when you need to.

This PDF accompanies a short video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sunJVqdKV94
Get out your AP Stylebook, Post-It notes and a pen and get ready for a short bootcamp by Barbara Nixon. Learn what the five most important things to know about AP Style are, and even get a bonus at the end. Flag your book as you go along, pausing when you need to.

This PDF accompanies a short video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sunJVqdKV94

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Published by: Barbara B. Nixon on Feb 01, 2010
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S
TYLE
B
OOTCAMP
 
A guide to accompany your
 Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 
, 2009
D
ATES
/
 
M
ONTHS
 
 
See p. 181
 
Capitalize names of all months
 
Only abbreviate when there's a date, too
 
Only abbreviate months with more than 7 letters
A
DDRESSES
 
 
See p. 4
 
Only abbreviate Ave., Blvd. and St. when with a numbered address
 
Spell out all others (i.e.: Road)
 
Use figures for house number
 
Use periods in P.O. Box
 
Abbreviate states as described on p. 262
D
ATELINE
 
 
See pp. 77-78
 
City name in ALL CAPS
 
Major US cities need no state listed
 
Abbreviate states as described on p. 262
N
UMBERS
,
 
N
UMERALS
 
 
See pp. 197-199
 
Spell out one through nine
 
Use digits for 10 and higher
 
To start a sentence, spell out a number OR rewrite sentence

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