NSU Publications Style Manual

13 disabled See Unhandicapping Our Language on page 51. dormitory NSU’s preferred term is residence hall. dual admission Two words, no hyphen BUT the Dual Admission Program dual-degree (adj.), dual degree (noun) As an adjective, this phrase takes a hyphen. • The versatile young woman sought a dual-degree program in Spanish and international business. As a noun, a hyphen is not used. • The confused young man has a dual degree in engineering and psychology. due to Often misused, so watch out. Avoid beginning a sentence with this phrase; the safest place for it is after a form of the verb to be. • The cancellation was due to bad weather. • NOT Due to bad weather, the game was canceled. When in doubt, see if you can substitute the phrase caused by. If you can, your sentence is correct. See also based on. each and every Both a cliche and a redundant phrase; avoid eCommerce, etc. When referring to a type of distance learning class, NSU style leaves the e lowercase, but italicizes it. There is no hyphen and no space between the e and the word. editor in chief Three words, no hyphens e.g., i.e. These abbreviations take periods and are always followed by a comma. The former stands for the Latin exempli gratia, meaning for example. • NSU students can choose from a wide variety of South Florida entertainment options (e.g., swimming, golfing, shopping). Don’t confuse e.g. with i.e., which stands for id est, or that is. Whereas e.g. refers the reader to several possible examples of a given case, i.e. refers him or her to all examples of a case. • Please refer all questions of style to the correct office (i.e., the Office of Publications). elder care, day care, health care See child care. ellipsis (. . .) See the Guide to Punctuation and Usage on page 42 email Lowercase the e (except when the word appears in a headline or at the beginning of a line or sentence). Do not use a hyphen, and do not italicize the e. email addresses These should be italicized, not underlined. If an email address falls at the end of a sentence, include the terminal period. Contact the director of publications at ronr@nova.edu. E