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    reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    In a formal report etc. (or in informal letters too), how do we convey the intention we will use the same expression down in the text but already in a different - more convenient or abreviated form?

    For example: Observations of other students (below only sts?) and proffesional teachers have been for me a wealth of experience. From my insofar experience teaching styles of new aspirants stand in a stark contrast to those used by adepts of teaching profession, though.
    Sts were....


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    re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    As follows,

    Observations of other students (sts) and proffesional teachers have been for me a wealth of experience. From my insofar experience teaching styles of new aspirants stand in a stark contrast to those used by adepts of teaching profession, though.

    Sts were....

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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    Take cues from my corrections.

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    In a formal report etc. (or in informal letters too), how do we convey the intention we will use the same expression down in the text but already in a different - more convenient or abreviated form?
    In a formal report or in a formal letter, how do we convey the impression that we will use the same expression further along in the text but in an abbreviated form?

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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    For example: Observations of other students (below only sts?) and proffesional teachers have been for me a wealth of experience. From my insofar experience teaching styles of new aspirants stand in a stark contrast to those used by adepts of teaching profession, though.
    Sts were....

    I have learned a great deal by observing other students and professional teachers. Based on my observations, the teaching styles of new teachers stand in stark contrast to those used by the adepts of the teaching profession.
    Do not abbreviate students. That is too short to begin with. Here is a better example:
    This is an article about autoimmune deficiency syndrome (henceforth abbreviated as AIDS).

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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Do not abbreviate students. That is too short to begin with.
    Actually, Ss or SS is used quite often in the field of teaching.

    The abbreviation "SS" is used continually in the IBE Teacher's Resource Book. Obviously, it somehow refers to the students.

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    The "SS" is simply shorthand for students as you correctly said.

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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    So the word "students" is so long that it is necessary to abbreviate it? Isn't that from sheer laziness?


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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

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    So the word "students" is so long that it is necessary to abbreviate it? Isn't that from sheer laziness?

    it was just an example, im working on my assignment and needed this actualy in a different text and context another time. sure i know that students needn't be abbreviated...:)

    So what is the format of it anyway? Is it like that:

    "Students (sts, as follows) have a great....."??????

    btw. here in our school CELTA (doing EFL teaching course) we use "sts" for students...

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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    So what is the format of it anyway? Is it like that:

    "Students (sts, as follows) have a great....."?
    Nope. It's much more simple. Like this,

    Students (sts) have a great ...
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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Take cues from my corrections.

    In a formal report or in a formal letter, how do we convey the impression that we will use the same expression further along in the text but in an abbreviated form?

    ok, thanks, my excuse is that i wrote that in a hurry

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    Re: reference to abreviated form in formal writings

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    So the word "students" is so long that it is necessary to abbreviate it? Isn't that from sheer laziness?

    Naw. It's not its length but rather is frequency. The words students and teacher are used so often in writing lesson plans and what-have-you education related material, that the words are simplified/reduced to Ss and T to save time and energy, for both the writer and the reader, but more so for the reader.

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    My pet peeves, NS (native speaker(s)) and NNS (non-native speaker(s)), two terms which serve no other purpose but to perpetuate the "we vs them" camp. The short form Ss isn't a label; NNS, on the other hand, is a label, and therefore offensive.

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