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# Can I use the schools abbreviation in my essay

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09 Jul 2013, 06:06
Can't find answer to this.
Can I use the schools abbreviation in my essay without first introducing it?
Or do I have to introduce it.

Lets say I go ahead and write HBS without first writing Harvard Business school (HBS)
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09 Jul 2013, 19:47
Hey there,

There's no official response but utilizing proper literary technique is always a preference. However, you're against a counter of words, right? So the first time you utilize the name of the program, say the full name but you don't need to add "(HBS)". From them on, just use HBS. You utilize 1 word instead of 3 and that school won't hold that against you.

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