Category Archives: Writing

Common mistakes

Sampling of style and writing edits. Oct. 1, 2012.

On this page are examples of the kinds of changes I suggest when grading students’ papers. I hope that sharing these editing suggestions from time to time will help students improve their writing and learn Associated Press style rules and usage.

Reporting and writing tips

In News & Feature Reporting class today, we are going to be talking about news reporting. Lecture notes are below.

Report the story first
Understand what you are writing about first, then start writing.
Gather the best quotes, facts, color, etc., that you can.
If not, it’ll be ‘garbage in, garbage out…’ Continue reading