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AP Style What is it? Associate Press Stylebook is most commonly used manual for writers and communicators across the world. Contains definitions and references on the correct usage of words, as well as punctuation, abbreviations, and capitalization. Very different from commonly-known MLA Style.
AP Style How do I use it? Look up words, phrases, titles, punctuation, etc. in alphabetical order. Punctuation guide located in rear of book. Use to reference states, titles, sports and slang.
AP Style Example Comma (,) In a series: Use commas to separate elements in a series, but do not put a comma before the conjunction in a simple series: The flag is red, white and blue. He would nominate Tom, Dick or Harry.
AP Style Examples Doughnut - Not donut Menswear - Not men’s wear Noon – Do not put a 12 in front of it. See midnight and times.
AP Style Notice It is very important to be familiar with AP Style! When in doubt, look it up.