Editorial Style and Usage Guide This guide is the established editorial style for e-mail announcements, the Colgate Scene, colgate.edu pages and stories, brochures, newsletters, letters, and more.
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Punctuation - Helpful references - Proofreading tips
. Both are acceptable references. Always capitalize when referring to the landmark on campus, which is often referred to as the Academic Quad
. In nontechnical text, physical quantities are expressed according to the rules in
numbers [five square meters, 50 feet, 500 volts, eight-square-foot].
Quantities consisting of whole numbers and fractions should be expressed in figures [8 1/2 x 11–inch paper].
If an abbreviation is used for the unit of measure, use figures [2 hrs., 65 mph, 5 rpm, 10 mi.]. quotations and quotation marks
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