Great Ideas for Teaching: An Idea for Teaching AP Style Writing

How can you teach students to use a specific writing style?

This Great Idea for Teaching (GIFT) covers a three-fold approach to support students in an upper-level communication writing course, specifically to teach a professional writing style. Communication students enrolled in public relations majors or minors, need to master the Associated Press or AP Style writing which is used by journalists and PR professionals worldwide. At an upper-level course, it is difficult to cover all the concepts of AP-style writing while focusing on writing materials for the portfolio. This three-fold approach has been successfully applied in an in-person class in Fall 2022.

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