[Edprof] how much terminology is enough?

Gene Foreman gene.foreman at verizon.net
Fri Aug 15 06:34:19 PDT 2008

Thanks to Charlyne for adding two essential items to the list I tossed out.
Also, it occurs to me that I should have mentioned Working With Words by the
Missouri Group as a worthy text.



From: edprof-bounces at editteach.org [mailto:edprof-bounces at editteach.org] On
Behalf Of Charlyne Berens
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 9:07 AM
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Subject: [Edprof] how much terminology is enough?


Amen to everything Gene says!

But I'd add one more thing. Students need to know the difference between an
independent and dependent clause so they know why they do or don't need that
comma before "and."

Oh, and yet another thing they need to know: the difference between a
regular coordinating conjunction like "and" or "but" and conjunctive adverbs
like "however" so that student understand they can't just substitute
"however" for "but" and pretend all is well.

I agree that "When Words Collide" is an excellent text/resource for
journalism students. We use it in all our writing and reporting and editing
classes here at UNL.
Charlyne Berens



Charlyne Berens, Ph.D.
News-Editorial Department
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Nebraska
238 Andersen Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0474
(402) 472-8241

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