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Last week, five clients asked me questions about acronyms in essay writing. Thereafter, use only the acronym. The president of FASB stands by this decision. This is an exception to rule 2!
After 25 years, she finally threw out her VCR. After 25 years, she finally threw out her videocassette recorder VCR. After 25 years, she finally threw out her VCR videocassette recorder.
Some familiar acronyms that do not need to be spelled out include: Remember, some acronyms might be familiar to you, but someone in a different field or in a different country! Domestic workers and their supporters worldwide have embraced the decent work agenda set out by the International Labour Organization ILO.
Remove acronyms if your sentence has too many of them. Longer, but so much clearer!
The company is selling its old CPUs. Each province has multiple country census divisions CCDs.
Acronyms are often used in academic writing in order to avoid the repetitive use of long, cumbersome titles. Acronyms are defined as words formed by the first letters of words in a name or title. Where the acronym has existed for a long time and become fully established in the language, it is written with small letters (or with one capital letter if it is at the beginning of a sentence): The ship’s radar had been destroyed in battle. Abbreviations are perfectly OK in personal and casual writing—they're often OK in formal writing too. You might want to ask your boss or your teacher if you're unsure. Using acronyms. As you read earlier, acronyms are used in place of a phrase or string of words.
Every year, thousands of students take the GRE exam. Every year, thousands of students take the GRE. If you have more questions about grammar or essay writing, or if you want to request a topic for this blog, feel free to comment or connect with me via Facebook or Twitter!Whether you should use initialisms at all is a matter of how strictly formal your formal paper is supposed to be.
But even supposing that certain initialisms are acceptable, it is worth noting that some style guides assess the acceptability of U.S. as a noun and of U.S. as an adjective differently. When to Use Formal and Informal Writing. A formal writing style is not necessarily “better” than an informal style, rather each style serves a different purpose and care should be taken in choosing which style to use in each case.
But since acronyms are capitalized letters, the addition of a small s should not make a difference, except where (for some reason) one is writing in a format that is all capitals -- such as the format that military and diplomatic messages were sent until very recently.
The Use of Acronyms in Academic Writing Acronyms are often used in academic writing in order to avoid the repetitive use of long, cumbersome titles. Acronyms are defined as words formed by the first letters of words in a name or title.
Acronyms. Always write out the first in-text reference to an acronym, followed by the acronym itself written in capital letters and enclosed by parentheses.
Subsequent references to the acronym can be made just by the capital letters alone. For example: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a rapidly expanding field. GIS technology. Despite what you may have heard in school, abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms are commonly used in formal writing (though more often in business and the sciences than in the humanities).