Spell out, explain and illustrate acronyms
How do you handle acronyms in writing?
To communicate clearly:
1. Spell out the acronym. That’s what Alex Blumberg did in the This American Life program “The Giant Pool of Money”:
2. Explain the acronym. Here’s Blumberg again:
3. Illustrate the acronym. Now Blumberg interviews a guest:
Easy as 1-2-3.
Just spell out, explain and illustrate your acronym. That’s the proper use of acronyms in writing.