Words are a lens to focus one’s mind. – Ayn Rand
Writing. The foundation of our class. To begin to practice good public relations writing skills, you have to first master a few foundational writing skills. I’ve compiled several articles that offer tips and resources to help as you tackle your assignments this semester. Remember, the more you write and read, the stronger your writing will become!
Become familiar with using Associate Press (AP) style, the standard stylebook for journalists and public relations professionals.
I could list a number public relations writing tips, but this article captures them well.
Find a peer and swap papers to proof read one another’s work. Outside perspectives help us improve our writing.
Create a checklist of what needs to go into each assignment! Like this one for press releases.
This PR News article could be called, “How to pass this class.”
What writing questions do you have for me? Are you running into challenges with the assignments completed thus far this semester? Let me know. We’ll work through them together. And remember—APU’s Writing Center is available to help as well. Take advantage of your campus resources!