Watch Your Words: The Rowman & Littlefield Language-skills Handbook for Journalists

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 83 pages
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A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: https: //rowman.com/ISBN/9781442214651 Journalists trade in words. Using language accurately, clearly and consistently is part of their job and this skill is equally important for writers and editors. The second edition of Watch Your Words now updated according to changes in AP style is a handbook for quick and accessible classroom and newsroom use. Consistent with The Associated Press Stylebook, it establishes a baseline for language-skills knowledge in the areas of punctuation, grammar and usage, as well as AP style. This handy book also contains self-tests, answer keys and sections on spelling and copy-editing symbols. The second edition includes a new section of supplementary self-tests for additional practice. Mastery of the material in Watch Your Words can equip the student or professional with the basic tools for producing clean copy."
  

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Contents

Punctuation
vii
Comma Rules for and but and or
3
That vs Which
4
Puncuation SelfTest
9
Grammar
11
Grammar Terms and Concepts Exercise
13
Mapping Who vs Whom
14
Other Rules and Guidelines
15
UsageAP Style Test
55
Final LanguageSkills Test
56
PUNCTUATION SELFTEST
59
Grammar Terms and Concepts Exercise
61
Grammar SelfTest I
62
Grammar SelfTest II
63
Usage SelfTest
64
Comprehensive SelfTest
65

Grammar SelfTest
25
Usage
27
Usage
37
Comprehensive SelfTest
38
AP Stylebook Study Guide
40
AP Style SelfTest
41
Spelling
46
Homonyms and other SoundAlikes Exercise
47
Spelltraps
48
CopyEditing Symbols
51
Basic Symbolism
52
Supplementary SelfTests
53
GrammarAP Style Test
54
AP Style SelfTest I
67
AP Style SelfTest II
69
AP Style SelfTest III
70
Homonyms and other SoundAlikes
71
CopyEditing Symbols SelfTest
72
PunctuationAP Style Test
73
GrammarAP Style Test
74
UsageAP Style Test
75
Final LanguageSkills Test
76
Index
79
About the Author
81
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Marda Dunsky has taught editing at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, for a decade.

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