This writing style guide is a manual of style and format used when working on articles or titles in the English language. It is to be used by members of the college community, including staff, students, parents, alumni, partner schools and partner organisations.
The consistency of nomenclature and editing this guide promotes is intended to assist those involved in the publication of corporate communications material and documents for internal circulation.
Spelling should be consistent within the article. When two or more spellings of a word are given, the UK spelling is preferred. Refer to the following examples:
UK synergise US synergize
UK centre US center
UK behaviour US behavior
UK biological US biologic
Names and titles should be spelled in full before abbreviations are used. The abbreviation should be placed in parenthesis after the first instance of the name or title.
E.g. Music Elective Programme (MEP), MEP students, the MEP overseas immersion programme...
Numbers from one to ten should be written in full, except where decimals and fractions are involved. Numbers between eleven and one hundred may be spelled in full or expressed in numerals.
E.g. The two-year journey to the A-Level Examination demands...
Eunoia Junior College
References to Eunoia Junior College may take the following variations: 'Eunoia Junior College', 'Eunoia' and 'EJC'.
'Eunoia' and 'EJC' may be used as adjectives to define programmes, student groups, and committees
E.g. Eunoia Humanities Programme, EJC Dance, EJC Deans' Committee.
References to 'EJ' are considered informal and to be avoided in official names, professional correspondence (e.g. emails), and formal writing (e.g. website articles). These may be used in informal applications such as student cheers.
References to 'the college' should be in lowercase, unless used at the start of the sentence.
References to 'junior college' should be in lowercase, unless used to refer to Eunoia Junior College and names of other junior colleges.
'Eunoian' is strictly used to refer to students of Eunoia Junior College. It is regarded only as noun.
E.g. Our JC1 Eunoians embarked on a learning journey to...
'Eunoian' should not be used as an adjective to describe programmes, student groups, committees or college elements. 'Eunoia' or 'EJC' can be used instead.
Use the article 'a', not 'an', before 'Eunoian'. The 'eu' in 'Eunoian' makes the same sound as 'you'. Thus, 'eu' is treated as a consonant sound.
E.g. A Eunoian does not simply change light bulbs.