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Style and Mechanics

Del Oro English 10
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Joel Agee

on 9 November 2015

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Transcript of Style and Mechanics

Writing
Titles

Introducing
new sources

Pronoun
usage

Numbers
Ellipses
and brackets

Tenses
What is
style?

Style and Mechanics
the right details
that make formal writing

Using
names

Titles
Also use
italics
for
names of newspapers and magazines
video games titles
Pronoun Usage:
That and Who
WHO
goes with people
THAT
goes with things
NO:
He acts like a child
that
wants a new toy.
YES:
He acts like a child
who
wants a new toy.



YES:
She likes the car
that
saves money on gas.
car = a thing
child = a person
Be Specific
Be Specific
Avoid using vague words like:
thing, very, good, a lot,
etc.
NO:
They were both
good
climbers.
YES:
They were both
knowledgeable, skilled
climbers.
NO:
There's a significant age gap between them, and that affects how they do
things.
YES:
There's a significant age gap between them, and that determines
their climbing style and how they attack the mountain.
Be Specific
Use specific names of things when you can:
plant
vehicle
color
female
place
accident
more general
better and
more specific
flower
truck
blue
girl
city
injury
daisy
pickup truck
dark blue
Erica
downtown
broke his arm
Table of Contents
1. What is style?
2. Writing titles
3. Introducing new sources
4. Using names
5. Pronoun usage
6. Numbers
7. Ellipses and brackets
8. Tenses
9. Be specific
10. Capitalization
Capitalization
Capitalize:
1. The first word of a sentence
NO:
Google Docs doesn't automatically capitalize it, and
i
always forget to go back and do it myself.
YES:
Actually,
I
am better than that.
2. First, middle and last names. Including yours.
3. The word "I"
Capitalize:
5. Unless the title is deliberately, on purpose in lower case letters,
capitalize all the words in the title

except prepositions and articles:
Articles:
a, an, the
Prepositions:
about, above, across, along, among, against, as, before, behind, below, beneath, by, during, except, for, from, near, of, on, over, since, than, through, to, towards, under, until, versus, with, within, without, and more...
NOTE:
If the first word of the title is an article or preposition, capitalize it anyway

Titles
Capitalize:
Title examples:
"
C
ontents
o
f
t
he
D
ead
M
an's
P
ocket"
"
T
op
M
an"
"
L
amb
t
o
t
he
S
laughter"
"
A

W
alk
i
n
t
he
W
oods"

L
ord
o
f
t
he
F
lies
T
he
G
reat
G
atsby
F
inding
N
emo
F
or
W
hom
t
he
B
ell
T
olls

Titles
Capitalize:
4. Proper nouns, such as:
place names
days and months
institutions
nationalities
religions
special events
etc.
the Golden Gate Bridge, the Grand Canyon, the Capitol, the Fairgrounds, etc.

Monday, Friday, April, November, etc.
Del Oro High School, the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, the New York Times Company, etc.
American, British, Native American, Navajo, Latino, Mexican, African American, Chinese, Jewish, Danish, Spanish, Californian, New Yorker, etc.
Christian, Latter Day Saints, Catholic, Islam/Muslim, Judaism/Jewish, Buddhist, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, etc.
Halloween, Labor Day, Homecoming Week, the Last Chance Dance, Freshman Orientation, Christmas Eve, Yom Kippur, Graduation, etc.
Capitalize:
5. Unless the title is deliberately, on purpose in lower case letters,
capitalize all the words in the title

except prepositions and articles:
Articles:
a, an, the
Prepositions:
about, above, across, along, among, against, as, before, behind, below, beneath, by, during, except, for, from, near, of, on, over, since, than, through, to, towards, under, until, versus, with, within, without, and more...
NOTE:
If the first word of the title is an article or preposition, capitalize it anyway

Titles
Capitalize:
Title examples:
"
C
ontents
o
f
t
he
D
ead
M
an's
P
ocket"
"
T
op
M
an"
"
L
amb
t
o
t
he
S
laughter"
"
A

W
alk
i
n
t
he
W
oods"

L
ord
o
f
t
he
F
lies
T
he
G
reat
G
atsby
F
inding
N
emo
F
or
W
hom
t
he
B
ell
T
olls

Titles
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