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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Browse the editorial styleguide A–Z

Game Day
noun or adjective
gender
Use gender–neutral words and phrases.
General Education Requirements
Use GER on second reference.
GI Bill
provides educational assistance to service members and veterans
girls
see boys, men, girls, women
GLBTAC
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Council
Global Hot Spots lectures, Global Hot Spots series
initial caps for name of series or lectures
government terms
see CMS 8.61–8.63 regarding legislative, administrative, and governmental bodies’ terms
governmental/civil titles
see CMS 8.21 and titles of people
GPA, grade point average
spell out grade point average on first reference; use GPA on second reference; UW–Madison GPAs are based on a 4.0 scale
grades
write out grade, and use letters: a grade of B, a grade of F, an incomplete, a grade of Incomplete
Graduate School Catalog
the catalog
graduation classes
capitalize Class when referring to a specific, entire graduating class: Class of ’84; using the abbreviated form of the year is acceptable: ’59, ’98; see also degree years
Grandparents University © (GPU)
The program name was registered in 2007 without the plural possessive apostrophe on Grandparents; add the © mark on at least the first reference; using the © mark on every reference is also acceptable.
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two words