Should department and office names be capitalized? Does an event take place at 6 pm or 6 p.m.? Should book titles be italicized?

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Style guides, like this one compiled by the Office of College Communications to address common concerns among writers and editors at Brockport, provide a set of standards to use when you are not sure how a word, term or name should be spelled, punctuated or referred to. This guide provides consistency so your readers won't be distracted from your message by variations in style.

We've taken a lead from some experts, including the AP Style Guide, The Elements of Style and The Gregg Reference Manual among others. And, we encourage you to use these sources as a reference.

AP Style GuideElements of Style by Strunk and WhiteThe Gregg Reference Manual

Please review the links below to learn more:

Last Updated 8/28/17

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