Use “less” for things you cannot count. Use “fewer” for those things you can count. Some examples:
- Majors/Course of Study
Do not capitalize school or college studies, fields of study, options, curricula, major areas, or major subjects, except languages, unless a specific course is being referred to.
He is studying philosophy and English. Each student must meet core requirements in biological sciences and liberal arts. UNLV offers a curriculum in graphic arts. She is planning to enroll in Introduction to Shakespeare on Stage.
- Medicine (Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV)
When referencing the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, the full name should be used in the first reference. Future references can be abbreviated to Kerkorian School of Medicine, school of medicine, the school, or KSOM.
See the Kerkorian School of Medicine Style Guide for entries specific to medicine and the school's communications.
When a month is used with a date, abbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. Do not abbreviate March, April, May, June and July. Spell out the name of the month when using it alone or with only a year. Some examples:
Jan. 5, 2018
- More Than
"More than" is the correct wording when dealing with numbers.
Example: Enrollment grew by more than 1,000 students.
"Over" is best used to describe a spatial relationship.
Example: The water flowed over the dam.
- Mountain West Conference
On first reference spell out the full name. On second reference MWC is acceptable.
Capitalize the names of schools on campus. The School of Nursing.
The Clark County School District uses the namesakes' full names on many of its schools (example: Myrtle Tate Elementary School). Our style is to drop the first name, middle name, and any initials. Thus, "Tate Elementary School." However, consult your phone book or the school district public information office first. In instances in which there is more than one school with the same last name, a first name must be used (example: "Ira Earl Elementary School" and "Marion Earl Elementary School")
Lowercase the seasons winter, spring, summer, and fall unless they are part of a formal name such as the Winter Olympics. (And, no, Spring Commencement is not a formal name. It’s spring commencement.)
Do not capitalize "semester" or "term."
Example: Homecoming takes place annual during fall semester.
Do not use “since” as a substitute for the word “because.”
Lowercase, one word.
- Southern Nevada
We capitalize this well recognized section of the state.
Do not capitalize the word state.
Also, avoid redundancy. For instance, it is the Nevada Legislature, not the Nevada State Legislature.
The term student-athlete is hyphenated.
Do not capitalize "term" or "semester."
Example: She plans to finish her studies during the summer term.
- That, which, who
The defining or restrictive pronoun is “that.” Use it when introducing non-parenthetic clauses: She works in the office that was remodeled. Do not set these clauses off with commas.
Use “who” when referring to a person with a name as the subject: The woman who works in the remodeled office.
The non-defining or non-restrictive pronoun is “which.” Use it when introducing parenthetic clauses: The book, which was published in 1998, has won many awards. Set these clauses off with commas.
- “The” in names
Lowercase, no matter how the corporation, organization, or publication spells it — except The Lincy Institute. But, Ohio State University, not The Ohio State University.
The at the start of titles of creative works is generally capitalized (The Canterbury Tales).
- theater, theatre
Use "theatre" (the British spelling) only when the place, department, or person described uses that spelling. UNLV's "theatre" department uses that spelling, thus its professors are "theatre" professor and students majoring in that field are "theatre" majors.
UNLV theatre professor Joe Aldridge
UNLV's theatre department
The Pantages Theatre
However, "Professor Rooke enjoys taking her students to the theater."
- Thomas & Mack Center
Use "center" on second reference.
Use a.m. and p.m. with periods and lowercase letters. In tabular matter, the periods can be omitted to save space.
And remember, it's time, date, place.
Don't use both the day of the week and the day. The rule of thumb is to use the day of the week for events that are less than a week away. For events 7 or more days away, use dates.
Example: The going-away reception is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tam Alumni Center. Or: The going-away reception is set for 2 pm. Aug. 30 at the Tam Alumni Center. But not: The going-away reception is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Tam Alumni Center.
Lowercase titles standing alone or in apposition.
The dean of the School of Business must approve all research projects.
Contact the budget director for further information.
Nancy A. Smith, vice president of academic issues, will speak.
Capitalize formal titles when they are used immediately before one or more names.
Example: Vice President John Doe is in charge.
The task force will be led by professor Mark McPherson. (The AP Stylebook does not capitalize "professor" before a name, apparently not considering it a "formal title."
See AP Stylebook for additional guidelines.
- Titles, composition
The AP Stylebook does not italicize any titles. However, our guide deviates from the AP Stylebook. That means you will italicize titles of albums, art, blogs, books, journals, magazines, movies, newspapers, pamphlets, periodicals, plays, podcasts, radio programs, and television programs.
Place the following in quotation marks: blog entries; book chapters; essays; journal, magazine or newspaper articles; lectures; podcast, radio, or television episodes; poems; short stories; songs; or unpublished works.
Websites are neither italicized nor placed in quotation marks, though webpages and sections are placed in quotes.