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Archive for February 2010

NewsU Cleaning Your Copy

February 22, 2010

Taking the NewsU Cleaning Your Copy was a great way for me to freshen up on my grammar and AP style.  I learned that my grammar is not as great as it should be.  I have always felt that my grammar was somewhat decent but I guess with all the technology that I have now […]

Comments for Blogs

February 10, 2010

As I mentioned before blogging has not always been a strong point for me.  The first time I started blogging I didn’t feel like I blogged well.  Needless to say commenting on blogs wasn’t something I did on a regular basis. Now I feel that commenting on blogs is really important.  There is a lot […]

Comments

February 10, 2010

Comment #1 Week 2 TOW by Tashe Graves Tashe’s Blog February 10, 2010 I listened to the same clip. I also felt really surprised that many professionals make mistakes on different messages or documents. Listening to her clip made me realize that reading out loud is probably the best way to have an error free […]

Grammar Girl: Readers Share Their Funny Errors

February 9, 2010

I recently listened to Grammar Girl: Readers Share Their Funny Errors and found it very amusing.  From listening to this clip and hearing about the embarrassing typo that went out in the Grammar Girl e-mail newsletter I learned that I am not the only one that sends out messages with errors.  After Grammar Girl sent […]

Reading Notes

February 9, 2010

Chapter Two: Becoming a Persuasive Writer Persuasion was formalized as a concept over 2,000 years ago by the Greeks.  The Greeks also created rhetoric, the art of using language effectively and persuasively. Communication depends on four elements: a sender, a message, a channel, and a receiver.  All these elements need to be present for communication […]

Social Media

February 1, 2010

Social Media Social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace have become very popular in the last few years.  I started my Myspace page in 2004.  Back then it seemed like there were very few people that even used social networks and now it is strange if anyone is to say that they aren’t part of […]

Reading Notes

February 1, 2010

Chapter One : Getting Organized for Writing The four components in public relations are: research, planning, communication, and evaluation.  From these four components PR Writing is part of the communication component which does not happen until there has been research and planning . A computer is very important to a public relations writer.  Writers can […]