Often, students need advice on minor points of
spelling or grammar. When at the PALC, students can often ask a
nearby teacher for a quick explanation.
But, what can a student do who needs to know the
answer at midnight?
National Geographic, the famous American
photo-journalism magazine, offers a free online resource for
anyone who has a late-night question of style. Using an
alphabetical index, the guide provides simple and clear
For example, should we write “mainland China” or
“Mainland China”? The former, but even better, the guide goes on
to explain that one shouldn’t refer to China in this way. Better
to “use People's Republic of China or China.”
To view the guide online visit the
National Geographic Style Manual
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