Writing Center

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Welcome to the Writer's Workshop at the Ball State University Department of Journalism.

The following exercises are interactive quizzes designed to enhance grammar, style, usage and writing skills. After finishing each quiz, click on 'return to writer's workshop' to revisit this page.


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So you want to be a good writer? (PDF)

Avoiding Comma Comas(PDF)

Adjectives Versus Adverbs(PDF)

Don't let your modifier dangle.(PDF)

Test your knowledge of who, whom(PDF)

Subject-Verb Agreement (PDF)

Hot 100 News Writing Tips (PDF)

Top 10 Mechanical Problems for Journalism, PR & Advertising Students (PDF)

Five Deadly Sins (PDF)


NewsPlace for News and Sources

Grammar NOW!

Word Wizard

Guide to Grammar & Writing

Strunk's Elements of Style

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center

Contact the Writer's Workshop

Journalism Department Web Site


To schedule an appointment,

call 285-7412 or email the writing coach:

Joe Lanane (jdlanane@bsu.edu)