College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University
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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.
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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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