» Commonly Used Symbols and Abbreviations

&                             and

No. or #                number

=                             equal to, the same as

b/4                         before

ref.                         reference

w/                          with

>                             greater than

<                             less than

i.e.                          that is

vs.                          versus, as opposed to

e.g.                        for example

etc.                        et cetera

Q.                           question

b/c                         because

w/o                        without


*From “How to Succeed in College” by Gerow & Lyng and “Study Skills: A Student’s Guide for Survival” by Carman & Adams, Jr.