Improve your writing skills

Sharp Writing: Build Better Writing Skills/ Kaplan Publishing (you can find it at Iowa Book)

This is a really good reference book for those who need to brush up or re-learn writing skills for all formats/types of writing.

The first step of the book is their Building Block Quiz which determines what you know. Step 2 involves lessons where you review your old skills and learn new ones. Building Block 3 puts the new skills to the test. The end of each chapter has a test to assess your knowledge.

The book is divided into sections like Structure, Syntax, Diction, Clarity, Tone, Usage, etc. It also goes through the writing stages: prewriting, writing, revising,editing and proofreading.

Most importantly it discusses resumes, cover letters, proposals, memos, and business letters.

Many PR internships and jobs require a writing test and this book provides great practice so if you need to brush up on your skills, check it out.

One thought on “Improve your writing skills

  1. This is a great resource! Writing is essential to public relations, it is never too early to brush up on your skills.

    I definitely will check it out!

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