The content that a publication produces is usually the result of many individual writers and editors working together. AP style provides consistent guidelines for publications to follow regarding grammar, spelling, punctuation and language usage. It also promotes clarity, consistency, accuracy, and brevity — all standards that a newspaper staff should strive for.
In This Lesson
- What is the Associated Press?
- What is AP style?
- Why use AP style?
- Common style guidelines
AP Stylebook Scavenger Hunt
Time for your students to get up close and personal with the AP Stylebook. In the corresponding activity, students will be given 25 questions to find the answers to in the book, encouraging them to familiarize themselves with the book and start applying AP style rules to common writing scenarios.