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December 02, 2005

AP Guide to News Writing CH 12

Usage: Handling those Hectoring Hangups

This chapter basically goes over the small details that can cause the sentences to have many different meanings. For example that and which, they are both very clear pronouns that are not interchangealbe.

This chapter actually is very helpful at this time because our article is due Monday, so reading this early allows me to read this and look in my article to see if I have done any of these slightly harmful mistakes. I think that when i write sentences that i overemphasize words in my writing. But i have grown out of that. It was weird to read it, but it makes sense. Allows the words to speak for themselves in the sentence.

When i read the section Genderly Speaking, i thought to myself I read all the time in articles where they say the president of such and such company blah blah blah....he; this is saying that every president of a company is male. That is sexist. I dont think i have a problem with that in my article, but i have seen it in articles in newspapers.

I am glad i read this before i hand in my article, it is going to help.

Posted by Denamarie at December 2, 2005 06:04 PM

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