Capitalize school?

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GettingReady2010
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Capitalize school?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:22 pm

When someone says "the School, the Law School, or the University," should these be capitalized?

For example - "The University of BLANK Law school is 'whatever,'" and then in another sentence you mention the school again by referring to it as "the University, the School, etc." These should be capitalized, correct?

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:00 pm

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby 2807 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:23 pm

I looked at the schools website and saw how each one referred to itself and copied that.

And, unfortunately, some refer to themselves in multiple ways....

Look for the best, or most similar context to what you will be doing.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:35 pm

Use full name whenever you mention school or an acceptable short cite. "I was interested in Michigan Law" or "Michigan", don't capitalize in a general reference, "I knew I wanted to go to law school. Never do the "the University" thing.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:39 pm

Cupidity wrote:Use full name whenever you mention school or an acceptable short cite. "I was interested in Michigan Law" or "Michigan", don't capitalize in a general reference, "I knew I wanted to go to law school. Never do the "the University" thing.


I know that you would never capitalize here: "I knew I wanted to go to law school." However, would capitalize here: "I knew I wanted to go to the Law School (or simply School)?"

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:46 pm

Say, "I knew I wanted to go to University of Virginia School of Law"

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:47 pm

Cupidity wrote:Say, "I knew I wanted to go to University of Virginia School of Law"


This is what I would prefer to use, but if I've already said the same of the school a couple times already, it sounds funny. This is why I just want to say "School" instead of writing out the entire name four times.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby 2014 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:00 pm

Abbreviate to U.Va. then or UM/UMich or whatever they refer to themselves as.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby GettingReady2010 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:46 pm

2014 wrote:Abbreviate to U.Va. then or UM/UMich or whatever they refer to themselves as.


Do you think it would be alright to use those abbreviations without adding Law, Law School, or School of Law right after them?

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:36 pm

I am certain schools aren't really going to care as long as you are basically grammatically correct.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby nphsbuckeye » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:37 pm

2014 wrote:Abbreviate to U.Va. then or UM/UMich or whatever they refer to themselves as.

scUM.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby 2014 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:41 pm

nphsbuckeye wrote:
2014 wrote:Abbreviate to U.Va. then or UM/UMich or whatever they refer to themselves as.

scUM.

That's creative!
We could just abbreviate Ohio State down to TTT :)

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:43 pm

2014 wrote:
nphsbuckeye wrote:
2014 wrote:Abbreviate to U.Va. then or UM/UMich or whatever they refer to themselves as.

scUM.

That's creative!
We could just abbreviate Ohio State down to TTT :)


Or something like "7 in a row"

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby nphsbuckeye » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:25 pm

2014 wrote:
nphsbuckeye wrote:
2014 wrote:Abbreviate to U.Va. then or UM/UMich or whatever they refer to themselves as.

scUM.

That's creative!
We could just abbreviate Ohio State down to TTT :)

Rich Rod is scUM's head coach. He can't even get away with sneaking extra hours into practice.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby nphsbuckeye » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:39 pm

FWIW, I have nothing against scUM, per se (however, I loate Walmart Wolverines), and would like to be an alum of OSU and UM.

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Re: Capitalize school?

Postby JurisDoctorate » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:19 pm

Do people really say things like: "I have wanted to go to ________ since I was a young child"?

It's so cliched and there are a bunch of different ways to drop this bit of info.




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