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Watch Your Words The Rowman and Littlefield Language-Skills Handbook for Journalists

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ISBN-10: 0742529967

ISBN-13: 9780742529960

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marda Dunsky, Inc Staff Rowman and Littlefield

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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. Watch Your Words is designed as 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 usages as well as AP style. Self-tests, answer keys, and sections on spelling and copy-editing symbols also are included. For information on how to bundle this book with other Rowman & Littlefield textbooks, contact
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Marda Dunsky is a former Arab affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Postand editor on the national/foreign desk of the Chicago Tribune. She has developed a unique media literacy course on American mainstream reporting of the Arab and Muslim worlds that she teaches at DePaul University. She was previously on the faculty of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Dunsky's work on U.S. media coverage of the Middle East has been published in the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, Arab Studies Quarterlyand Nieman Reports. Her op-ed pieces on the Middle East have appeared in the Chicago Tribuneand other newspapers.

Language Skills: Whys and Wherefores
Rules and Guidelines
Basic Terms and Concepts
Grammar Terms and Concepts Exercise
Mapping Who vs. Whom
Other Rules and Guidelines
Rules and Guidelines
Recap: Comprehensive Self-Test
AP Stylebook Study Guide
Spell-Check Exercise
Spelling List
Copy-Editing Symbols
Basic Symbolism
Answer Keys
Punctuation Self-Test
Grammar Terms and Concepts Exercise
Grammar Self-Test I
Grammar Self-Test II
Usage Self-Test
Recap: Comprehensive Self-Test
AP Style Self-Test I
AP Style Self-Test II
AP Style Self-Test III
Spell-Check Exercise
Copy-Editing Symbols Self-Test
About the Author