Tracking the journey of PRCA 3330

TOW4- Cleaning Your Copy

Posted on: November 29, 2010

NewsU University’s Clean Your Copy was a really informative course. I really liked that the course began with a quiz. It was helpful to realize my weaknesses in copy writing before I took the course so that I could fully appreciate the lessons.

The style section of was the most helpful one to me. AP Style is something I’m constantly becoming more familiar with, but there are many differences from the formal writing style I learned in K-12 classes, so it has not been the easiest adjustment. The areas that trouble me most are those of addresses, interstates, and time. The online course gave specific examples that made the rules more clear than they appear in the AP Style Handbook. The exercises that followed the rules reiterated the points well.

I also feel like I benefited from the grammar section of the course. Because grammar is something I learned so long ago in school, a refresher is always a great thing. Who/whom has always been a rule that has given me trouble, but the course made it seem simple by breaking it down and providing shortcuts.

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