Answered By: Katie Hutchison Last Updated: Aug 18, 2016 Views: 12853
Dates in text should have a number rather than an ordinal.
April 6 (not April 6th)
Punctuate common forms of dates as follows:
April 1967 (no comma)
April 6, 1967 (comma after day of month; insert comma after year as well in running text)
1968–1972 (en dash)
May–June 1967 (en dash)
1965– (en dash for open-ended date)
fiscal year 1958/59 (eliminate century in the second year if it is the same)
school year 2004/05 (same as fiscal year)
association year 2004/05 (same as fiscal year)
1970s (no apostrophe)
the ’70s (apostrophe before year)
For months, use the following forms in references in all publications; do not follow with a period.
In MLA “Employment Opportunities,” use month/date/year format with numerals.
Use numerals, unless the year is at the beginning of a sentence. When referring to a decade, never use an apostrophe before the “s.”