When in doubt, refer to the BYU Undergraduate Catalog (which departments are invited to check annually for errors), the person’s office, or , if he or she is a “celebrity,” on the Internet.
- Commonly misspelled names:
John A. Widtsoe
- Space between initials: B. H. Roberts (15th Chicago 15.12); AP style, however, would omit spaces
- The following prefer no periods following the initials in their names:
Jack H Goaslind
Daniel K Judd
Brayden G King
Richard L Manning
Hal G Moore
Stephen L Richards
Michael M. O Seipel (no period after the O)
Ronald J Staheli
Dennis L Thomson
J Paul Warnick
Kevin J Worthen
Native American studies minor
Native American; American Indian; Indians
Was preferred when referring to an American Indian; however, in 15th Chicago 8.41: “Many American Indians prefer American Indian to the more current term Native Americans, and in certain historical works Indians may be more appropriate. Canadians often speak of First Peoples.”
Nelke Experimental Theatre
ChEn, published by the Department of Chemical Engineering
Clark Memorandum, published by the J. Reuben Clark Law School
Encore, published by Performing Arts Management
Frontiers, published by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Learning the Healer’s Art, published by the College of Nursing
Marriott Alumni Magazine, published by the Marriott School of Management
McKay Today Magazine, published by the David O. McKay School of Education
Scholarsheet, The, published by the Hinckley Scholarship Association
Toccare, published by the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Y News, BYU community’s newsletter published by University Communications
Nobel Peace Prize; Nobel Prize; Nobel Prize in medicine; Nobel Prize winner, Nobel Prize–winning statesman (use an en dash, not a hyphen, between Prize and winning in this instance); Nobel laureate
non–Latter-day Saint (to be avoided)
north central Utah
- When using either cardinals (one) or ordinals (first) in ordinary text, spell out numerals one through nine and write Arabic numerals for 10 and above (even if they occur in the same paragraph). Numerals give eye-relieving contrast to all the words in the copy.
- However, in numeral-dense copy such as the catalogs and class schedules, spell out numerals one through ninety-nine, except for credit hours, which are always in numerals—including 1 credit hour.
- age: The above “ordinary text” rule applies, except when newspaper (AP) style is preferred. Then all ages are expressed in numerals (e.g., He is 3 years old). “All 12- to 13-year-olds are eligible.”
- Arabic numerals are usually preferred to Roman numerals (e.g., in course titles, etc., in BYU Undergraduate Catalog, such as Real-Time Computer Systems 1)
- money: $20 (not $20.00) when no cents are involved
- percentages: In scientific and statistical copy use the symbol % for a percentage; in humanistic copy, the word percent. Whether the word or the symbol is used, the quantity is expressed by a numeral (1 percent).
- Quantities consisting of both whole numbers and fractions should be expressed in numerals, e.g., 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper.
- Write no. instead of using # symbol.