Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

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Milo42
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Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby Milo42 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:52 pm

I went to UC Santa Barbara.

The opening line of my sentence mentions the school. "I entered [school name] with my major undeclared."

So which of the following should I open with:


  • I entered the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with my major undeclared.
  • I entered UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) with my major undeclared.

Thanks!

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Re: Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby bk1 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:58 pm

The second flows better by far and they will know what you mean when you say "UC Santa Barbara."

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Re: Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:01 pm

I'd think UC is fine. I abbreviated my school's name similarly.

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Re: Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby Milo42 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:05 pm

Thanks, I appreciate it!

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Re: Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby cutecarmel » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:47 pm

Just in case, I would go the first. Its a grammatical rule to write out the whole name before abbreviating. Though I'm sure admissions will understand what UC means, I wouldn't take the chance

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Re: Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby gogogadgetlaw » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:29 pm

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Re: Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby postn0bills » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:39 pm

cutecarmel wrote:Just in case, I would go the first. Its a grammatical rule to write out the whole name before abbreviating. Though I'm sure admissions will understand what UC means, I wouldn't take the chance


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Re: Quick Question - Undergrad Abbreviation?

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:41 pm

I would definitely spell out the entire name first before you abbreviate it. It can't hurt. Why break a grammatical rule if you don't have to? Just in case the adcon is particularly nit-picky.




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