Thursday, July 7, 2011

Writing a News Report - Editor's Checklist

* Is the information grouped into logical paragraphs?
* Are the paragraphs in a logical order?
* Is there any unnecessary information?
* Is any necessary information missing?
* Are there any parts that you can't understand?
* Are a lot of the same words repeated?
* Can more precise words be used?
* Is there too much repetition of linkers like 'and', 'but', 'then', etc.?
* Do all the verbs agree with subjects? (e.g. she are is ...)
* Have articles ('the', 'a', 'an') been used correctly?
* Have the correct verb forms been used?
* Is the punctuation correct?
* Have all the words been spelt correctly?

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