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Section 9

Mechanics

Be consistent and precise in

capitalizing words

using italics

abbreviating words

using acronyms

using numbers

numbering pages, chapters, figures, and other elements of yourdocument

using symbols

using equations

the spelling of words

Consult a style guide in your discipline forspecific instructions on how to use these elements. Unless you arefollowing a style guide that specifies otherwise, follow theconventions in this section.

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