It’s back-to-school time again.
Whether you’re writing about classes that are already in session or finishing a guest post about academic preparation, AP Stylebook’s recent guidance and updated entries can help your copy make the dean’s list (note the lowercase).
Sharpen your No. 2 pencils for a survey course in AP style rules:
1. To hyphenate—or not to hyphenate?
It can be confusing to know whether you should hyphenate a term, write it as one word or break it up into two.
A student “dropout” (n.) is one word, but if you’re planning to “drop out” (v.) of your university, it’s two.
AP Stylebook has guidance for several other back-to-school terms:
Schoolboy, schoolgirl and schoolwork: one word for each. School year, school day: two words. Back-to-school tips: https://t.co/zRUWfeYz0M
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) August 23, 2017