Improve your writing skills

Sharp Writing: Build Better Writing Skills/ Kaplan Publishing (you can find it at Iowa Book)

This is a really good reference book for those who need to brush up or re-learn writing skills for all formats/types of writing.

The first step of the book is their Building Block Quiz which determines what you know. Step 2 involves lessons where you review your old skills and learn new ones. Building Block 3 puts the new skills to the test. The end of each chapter has a test to assess your knowledge.

The book is divided into sections like Structure, Syntax, Diction, Clarity, Tone, Usage, etc. It also goes through the writing stages: prewriting, writing, revising,editing and proofreading.

Most importantly it discusses resumes, cover letters, proposals, memos, and business letters.

Many PR internships and jobs require a writing test and this book provides great practice so if you need to brush up on your skills, check it out.

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