AP Stylebook Study Guides

Build your knowledge and understanding of AP style guidance, whether you're a new communicator or a seasoned professional.

Created in partnership with three experienced AP style instructors, these study guides will step you through quizzes covering key Stylebook topics in both the mechanics of writing and the more complex issues of quality storytelling.

Mechanics covers areas such as grammar, capitalization, punctuation and numerals to help you learn the nuts and bolts. Content dives deeper into language and writing, with topics including inclusive storytelling, health and science, business, religion and more.

Automatic scoring shows you the relevant AP style rule so you’ll know why the answer is right. The goal isn't rote memorization but understanding how to find and apply the guidance you need.

AP Stylebook Study Guides are an excellent companion purchase with another Stylebook product. Use them as a way to deepen your knowledge of the Stylebook.
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AP Stylebook Study Guides

— Automatic scoring when you submit your answers, telling you not only which questions you answered incorrectly but the style rule that applies to each question. You can see the full Stylebook entry that's relevant.
— Records of your score on each quiz you have taken, so you can see what topics you might need to review.
— Ability to retake each quiz as often as you like to keep working on your style skills.
— Mobile optimization so you can use your subscription on your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
— Social media sharing on your quiz results to make it easy to brag about your style knowledge.

AP Stylebook Study Guides quizzes cover topics including:
— Capitalization.
  — Commas.
  — Hyphens.
  — Numerals.
  — Inclusive storytelling.
— Disabilities.
— Health and science.
  — Differences between the AP Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style.
  — Myths about AP style rules.
— And much more!

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The AP Stylebook team consulted with three longtime leaders of ACES: The Society for Editing to help develop the AP Stylebook Study Guides. Our team included:

Andy Bechtel

Andy Bechtel teaches editing and writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the journalism school's faculty in 2005.

Bechtel has 12 years of editing experience in newspapers, primarily at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, in addition to the News & Record in Greensboro, North Carolina. While teaching at UNC, he worked for a summer as an editor for the Los Angeles Times.

Lisa McLendon

Lisa McLendon joined the University of Kansas journalism school as the coordinator of the Bremner Editing Center in 2012, after 12 years as a newspaper copy editor. She launched her journalism career at the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle, then went on to the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle. McLendon, who also has a doctorate in Slavic linguistics, is the author of "The Perfect English Grammar Workbook," published in 2017.

Christine Steele

Christine Steele teaches copyediting at UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies for its Copyediting Certificate Program. For 12 years, she was a copy editor in financial services, launched 100+-page corporate style guides and edited books on historical fiction and retirement. Steele has a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a certificate in critical thinking from Cornell University.


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