A-Z Online Style Guide

For the most part, The Fletcher School website follows punctuation, capitalization and usage guidelines outlined in the Associated Press Stylebook Online, which is available to the entire Fletcher community through the Ginn Library (password required).

Fletcher-specific style guidelines are included in the A-Z guide below.

MAJORS, MINORS – In general, do not capitalize academic majors or minors unless they include a proper noun: Claire received her BA from Tufts University, where she majored in international relations; At The Fletcher School, Claire’s fields of study include international business relations and human security.


MIDNIGHT – Do not put a 12 in front of it.


MONTHS – See dates.


MORE THAN/OVER – In general, use over to describe spatial relationships, use more than with figures: The plane flew over the mountains. The cost was more than $300. More than 200 students participated in the volunteer program.


MULTI – In general, do not hyphenate words beginning with this prefix.