Sunday, October 18, 2009

Writing Websites and Resources

Two weeks, Beverly Isom, the communications officer for Mayor Shirley Franklin, spoke to my public relations writing and projects class. She distributed this list of writer's websites, and I thought I would share:
Check out the site's Word of the Day e-mail function. Without it, you wouldn't know what a "sudatorium" is. (FYI-it's a room, especially in ancient Roman times, used for hot-air or steam baths.)
A site that provides the "intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the Web, free of charge"
Check out the FAQ section. Site has everything you need to know about U.S. copyright law.
Site has fun, interactive quizzes with answer keys and explanations. Site breaks down the basic rules of grammar and punctuation.

The Internet Public Library
Games, daily buzzwords, and trvia.
Does the chemicals in the Swiffer mops kill dogs? Is Procter and Gamble a company run by Satanists? You can check out most Internet rumors and tall tales. Verify the veracity of the forwards you receive.

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