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Title: Abbreviations


1
Abbreviations
  • Mini-Lesson 1

2
Abbreviations
  • Abbreviations are used regularly in the list of
    works cited and in tables but rarely in the text
    of a formal paper (except within parentheses).
  • Some abbreviations are considered standard in any
    piece of writing. These standard abbreviations
    are as follows

3
Personal Titles
  • Mr., Jr., Dr., Ms., Mrs., and Esq.
  • These titles, including but not limited to Miss
    (not an abbreviation), are abbreviated only when
    they accompany a name.
  • Examples Hank Williams, Jr.
  • Dr. Goodman,
  • Philip Momberger, Ph.D. (or PhD)

4
These abbreviations are acceptable in technical
writing
  • Measurements
  • oz.
  • lb.
  • in.
  • tsp.
  • gal.

5
These abbreviations are acceptable in technical
writing
  • Symbols
  • _at_

6
In ordinary writing, do not abbreviate the
following
  • Names of persons, geographic locations, days,
    months, and holidays
  • The word and by using any of the symbols for and
    including .
  • Words for corporation, company, society,
    department corp., co., soc., dept.
  • Names of courses (The course prefixes are,
    however, abbreviated and almost always accompany
    the complete course title ENC 1101 Freshman
    Composition)

7
Other Abbreviation Ground Rules
  • The period has been dropped from a few standard
    abbreviations like ASCAP (Association for
    Composers, Authors, and Producers)
  • When an appropriate abbreviation, like p.m.,
    comes at the end of a sentence that is punctuated
    with a period, only one period is necessary.
  • In-house abbreviations like UWF,FWB, CLAST, and
    TSWE are appropriate when the reading audience is
    already familiar with them.

8
Other Abbreviation Ground Rules
  • Do not use a.m. and p.m. unless they accompany a
    numerical time period.
  • The abbreviations a.m. and p.m. may be written in
    upper or lower case. Be consistent in your usage.
  • So-called email language abbreviations such as
    btw, lol, brb, are appropriate for email, but not
    for standard written English.

9
Example
  • Problem
  • On a Tues. in Dec., I went to the dr. early in
    the a.m.
  • Solution
  • On a Tuesday in December, I went to the doctor
    early in the morning.

10
Another Example
  • Problem
  • She was scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m., but we
    had to wait for her until 2 P.M.
  • Solution
  • She was scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m., but we
    had to wait for her until 2 p.m.

11
Lets Try Another
  • Problem
  • Pres. Bill Clinton is the first democratic U.S.
    head of state to have been reelected since FDR.
  • Solution
  • President Bill Clinton is the first democratic
    United States head of state to have been
    reelected since Franklin D. Roosevelt.

12
Heres Another
  • Problem
  • He is from DE.
  • Solution
  • He is from Delaware.

13
Just One More!
  • Problem
  • I am enrolled in ENC1101.
  • Solution
  • I am enrolled in ENC1101 Freshman Composition.

14
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