Common Errors in SSU Usage
When to use hypens, capitals and plurals
Incorrect: Freshmen Orientation. Freshmen Interest Group(s). First-Time Freshmen;
First Time Freshman (w/o hyphen)
Correct: Freshman Orientation; First-time freshman/freshmen; FTF; Freshman Interest Groups
When to use i.e.
Instead of saying "that is," or "in other words," use i.e.
When to use e.g.
Instead of saying "for example," or "such as," use e.g.
When pluralizing an acronym
Do not use an apostrophy when pluralizing an acronym. "I have 10 GEs." "We have 10 FIGs this year."
Web site or website? Log-in, login? Webpage? Web page?
SSU has adopted the following:
See the AP Style Book for more information about AP style.