Rules about typing days of the week in a college paper


My college professor wrote on my paper there is a rule you must abbreviate the day of the week when followed by a month. I always thought it was correct to type out the day of the week.

If I do as she indicates, how do I type it?

Wed July 17, 2013 or Wed. July 17, 2013, or Wed., July 17, 2013


Any guidance would be appreciated.

2 answers


I would write out the days, too, but the professor writes the rules. I would use a period after the abbreviation, but, again, I would ask the professor how he wants it. In this case, it is better to be official than it is to be correct.

link comment answered Jun 26 '13 at 00:04 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I agree with Lewis. The professor gives you the grades. I am not familiar with such a rule, but it is a matter of style. Most universities use one style guide or another (often APA or MLA) for writing papers. If you want to understand where his rule comes from, you could ask for assistance in finding the style guide rule. But I would tread lightly on that one.

link comment answered Jun 26 '13 at 03:16 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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