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University Stylebook


The FGCU Stylebook, produced by the Office of Community Relations and Marketing, is based in part on widely accepted reference works such as the Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law and The American Heritage Dictionary. Though these sources are invaluable, they do not address all of the editorial concerns specific to Florida Gulf Coast University. Therefore, we have developed additional recommendations.

The FGCU Stylebook has been placed online as a service to the FGCU community. It is not meant to be the final word on style but rather a series of suggestions for campus writers and editors, particularly for writing aimed at the news media.

Entries address style questions that arise frequently in writing about the University, as well as local style concerns such as building and place names and proper reference to various University entities.

In the interest of creating a concise, quick reference, we have avoided topics already well covered by AP and the dictionary; campus writers and editors are urged to consult these sources. We also have avoided trying to be writing coaches; for this, we recommend "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk and E.B. White.

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