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October 04, 2005

Chapters 5-7

Journalese:
I am defenitely guilty of using journalese. After reading the chapter on it, I went back and looked over some writing I did for my high school newspaper, and it was loaded with it-- it was something we never covered. Since we were trying to best emulate professionals, we used the same lingo as we were reading, and unfortuately became proficient journalese-ers.

Tone:
Good information to know, though something I already learned. I should listen to what I write-- even words with the same defined meaning have different connotative meanings.

Pitfalls:
Use "said" whenever possible when quoting someone. Anything other word implying someone said something undoubtedly means something more than just them saying it.

Posted by DavidDenninger at October 4, 2005 10:58 PM

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