ISBN 9780071070751,Media Writer's Handbook

Media Writer's Handbook



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071070751

ISBN-10 0071070753


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

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Appropriate for media writing courses as either a primary or supplemental text, Media Writer's Handbook is a primer for anyone who really wants to understand the grammatical and stylistic elements of good writing. Long after being a teaching tool in the classroom, it functions as a resource book that students and professionals can place on their desks alongside their dictionaries and style books. TABLE OF CONTENTS Part 1: Improving Immediately Chapter 1: 25 Ways to Better Writing Immediately Chapter 2: Are These Distinctions Worth Making? Chapter 3: Language Lapses Chapter 4: It's Nobody's Guess Part II: Building Sentences Chapter 5: The Trouble with "Only" Chapter 6: One Potato, Two Potatoes: Forming plurals and possessives from words ending in ch, sh, x, s, sis, ss, zz, y, and o Chapter 7. Nouns Chapter 8. Pronouns Chapter 9: Noun-Pronoun Agreement Chapter 10: Verbs and Verbals Chapter 11: Subject-Verb Agreement Chapter 12: Adjectives Chapter 13: Adverbs Chapter 14: Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Prepositions Chapter 16: Conjunctions Chapter 17: Interjections Chapter 18: Sentences and Syntax Part III: Punctuating Chapter 19: Periods Chapter 20: Questions Marks Chapter 21: Exclamation Marks Chapter 22: Commas Chapter 23: Semicolons Chapter 24: Colons and Dashes Chapter 25: Parentheses and Brackets Chapter 26: Slashes and Hyphens Chapter 27: Apostrophes Chapter 28: Quotation Marks Chapter 29: Sensitivity in Language Part IV: Quick Reference Reference 1: Words Frequently Confused Reference 2: Words Frequently Misspelled Reference 3: Irregular Verbs Reference 4: Wordiness and Trite Expressions Reference 5: When to Use a Hyphen, One Word, or Two Words Index