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P

p.m., a.m.
   Lowercase and use periods.

Parents Council
   Always capitalize and do not use an apostrophe. For more information, see the Parents Council Web site.

Parents Weekend
   Do not use. See Family Weekend entry.

part time, part-time
   Hyphenate when used as a compound modifier.

        She goes to school part time.
        He is a part-time student.

percentages
   Use figures; use decimals, not fractions; for amounts less than 1 percent, precede the decimal with a zero; repeat percent 
   with each individual figure; do not use the percent symbol (%) in text.

        1 percent; 2.5 percent; 0.6 percent; 10 percent to 30 percent

pre-dental
   Not predental

pre-dentistry
   Not predentistry

pre-game
   Not pregame

prehistory
   Not pre-history

pre-law
   Not prelaw

premedical
   Not pre-medical

pre-medicine
   Not premedicine

pre-pharmacy
   Not prepharmacy

pre-physical therapy
   Not prephysical therapy

pre-professional
   Not preprofessional

pre-theology
   Not pretheology

pre-veterinary
   Not preveterinary

professor
   Never abbreviate; do not capitalize before a name; do not use in second reference unless part of a quotation.  Professor
   is a description of job, not rank.

professor emeritus
   Do not capitalize before a name unless the entire official title is used. (MadisonStyle)

           Professor Emeritus of Mathematics John Smith
           Joanne Smith, emerita professor of mathematics

provost/vice provost
   Capitalize only when used as a formal title before a name. In academic affairs, JMU has deans, vice provosts and a
   provost/senior vice president. Check the organizational chart maintained by the Division of Academic Affairs to see which reference is correct.
      Examples: They spoke with Provost Doug Brown.
      Doug Brown is provost and senior vice president.

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