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What it does

The main goal of this style guide is provide the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University with a document that helps to ensure editorial consistency in publications.

By establishing and following a consistent style based on widely accepted practices in the academic, arts, public relations and news communities, we can help to increase and maintain the professional image of the college.

A secondary goal for this document is for it to be comprehensive, in relation to the academic arts community, while still being easy to use.

What it doesn't do

Although it is thorough, the style guide has not been designed as a tool to learn basic principles of English composition or to address style issues outside the extremes of the academic arts community.

Users with questions about issues that are not addressed in this guide, such as comma usage, may consult any of the references listed below. A writers’ handbook is also available from the College of the Arts public relations office.

Don’t use this guide if …

This style guide is not principally designed for documents that require the use of an academic writing style, including academic papers, scholarly research, journal articles, dissertations and similar works. Programs and Web sites for individual arts and music events generally follow the MLA writing style.

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Reference Key

AP

Associated Press

CAA

College Art Association

CMS

Chicago Manual of Style

GSU

Georgia State University

IU

Indiana University

KSU

Kennesaw State University

MW

Merriam-Webster

NH

New Hart’s Rules

NYT

New York Times

UGA

University of Georgia

References used in the creation of this style guide include:

The Chicago Manual of Style. 15 ed. Chicago:

University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Goldstein, Norm. The Associated Press Stylebook on

Briefing on Media Law. New York, Pegasus Books Group, 2007.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed.

Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2006.

Ritter, R. M. ed. New Hart’s Rules: The Handbook of

Style for Writers and Editors. New York: Oxford UP, 2005.

www.ap.org

www.apstylebook.com/ask_editor.php

www.newyorktimes.org

 

 

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