How to Write a Good Scientific Paper: Acronyms. This is the third in a planned series of editorials covering all aspects of good science writing. After you've established an initialism or acronym in your paper, you must If you' re using initialisms and/or acronyms in academic writing, remember that some.
Use an existing, accepted abbreviation if one exists, because familiarity helps understanding. If a standard. In APA, abbreviations should be limited to instances when a) the abbreviation is standard and will not interfere with the reader's understanding and b) if space.
abbreviations in APA Style—specifically, how to use acronyms, in the narrative of the sentence, put the abbreviation in parentheses after it. The Modern Language Association (MLA) style, which is commonly used, always puts acronyms and initialisms in parentheses after the first.
What is your opinion of acronyms in the titles of papers? A scan of the titles of recently published papers (in the last month or so) reveals that. abbreviations in APA Style—specifically, how to use acronyms, which are abbreviations made Can I use abbreviations in the title of a paper?.
Here, I provide just a few principles you can apply in using abbreviations and I offer a table of some of the forms most commonly used by student writers. NOTES. Using Acronyms in Technical Writing. Michael P. Jordan. Queen's University at Kingston. Acronyms serve two main purposes: as shorthand versions of.
The only initialism I can think of with "the" inside it is RTFM, meaning "Read the f* cking manual". I can't think of any where the T isn't included. Here are several practical tips to help you use initialisms and acronyms For example, the following sentence would be incorrect if included in the same paper .